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Richard Collins, Partner

Richard has a diverse client base and advises solutions in all areas of family law.

Richard Collins, Partner

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Richard has a diverse client base and advises on solutions in all areas of family law, covering financial issues and settlements following separation and divorce, child arrangements, child relocation issues and pre and post nuptial agreements. He also advises couples who are not married or who are in a Civil Partnership on relationship breakdown, issues such as property disputes, child arrangements 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 trusts and tracing assets. He speaks French and German and is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the Franco British Lawyers Society.

Richard is also a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer and is a member of Resolution. He is a regular contributor to the media on topical family issues and is co-author with Tanya Roberts of “Living Together - Is Marriage the Better Buy?”.

Richard is a top recommended Family Lawyer in Spear’s 500 2018 and in the Legal 500, 2016 "Richard ‘a tough litigator with an excellent bedside manner’."

Richard is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • 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