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Richard Collins






Richard has a diverse client base and advises solutions on all areas of family law, covering financial issues and settlements following separation and divorce, child contact and residence (or 'custody'), child relocation issues and pre and post nuptial agreements.

He also advises couples in a Civil Partnership or who are not married on issues arising on relationship breakdown, such as disputes over property, child contact and residence and financial claims for the maintenance of children.

Richard has particular expertise in cross-border jurisdiction disputes and handles complex financial, business and international matters which can include off-shore assets and trusts.

In addition to this varied caseload, Richard has a busy international practice (English-French in particular). Richard speaks French and German.

He is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

He is also a regular contributor to the media on topical family issues.

Richard features in Spear’s 2016 Top 10 Family Lawyers.

Richard is admitted to practise in England and Wales. He is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.


Richard acted for the applicant wife in the reported High Court case of W v C (Financial Remedies: Appeal: Non-Disclosure) [2013] 2 FLR 115 to set aside a consent order on the basis that the husband had failed to make full and frank disclosure of his financial position and had applied improper pressure in securing her consent to the order. Successful in application for permission to appeal (NLW v ARC [2012] EWHC 55) and also in the substantive appeal. This was a complex case involving asset tracing and forensic investigation of offshore corporate structures.