Sharp Family Law

Family/Matrimonial Department

South West
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What the team is known for Highlighted for its work advising family law clients on alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including collaborative law and mediation. Focuses primarily on finance matters resulting from relationship breakdowns. Additionally skilled in private children matters, including contact issues and maintenance claims. Often advises on matters with cross-border aspects.

Strengths Sources say: "They are approachable and sensible in the way they deal with matters."

"The team very much has a strong ethos to work in a collaborative way while also being well equipped to deal with court proceedings if required," says a source. "All members of the team are the kind of lawyers where you can pick up the phone and have a sensible conversation, which benefits clients in reducing correspondence, acrimony and, ultimately, costs."

Notable practitioners

Sources speak highly of Richard Sharp 's collaborative approach to resolving family disputes, saying: "Richard is very easy to work with and is always looking to find a solution. He adopts a pragmatic, constructive and sensible approach and is always willing to listen, while at the same time being firm and steadfast in articulating his client's position." He advises on financial settlements and child arrangements issuing from divorce proceedings, including cross-border cases.