Sharp Family Law

Richard Sharp

Bath, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Family/Matrimonial
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Family/Matrimonial - Somerset

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Richard Sharp is regarded as "a very experienced and sensible family lawyer" by sources, with another noting: "He is very bright and tries to look for a solution." He is adept at assisting clients with cross-border matters, private law children cases, and financial remedy proceedings.
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Richard strongly advocates a constructive approach to divorce that strives to preserve and not destroy. He has been a leader in the development of Collaborative Law in the UK, and is dedicated to helping separating and divorcing clients avoid the trauma of prolonged conflict by finding solutions that benefit them and their families. Guiding his clients step by step, Richard works to resolve complex financial situations, protect assets acquired over lifetimes, prioritise the needs of children, and reach outcomes that are fair for all parties.


Establishing Sharp Family Law in 2008, Richard has practiced as a solicitor in the specialised field of Family Law and Divorce Court litigation for nearly 30 years, including 15 years as a partner in a top UK 100 Law Firm. He has trained and practiced in Collaborative Practice and Family Mediation in the UK and the USA, conducting the first intercontinental and inter-jurisdictional Collaborative Practice case with a California Attorney.

Professional Memberships

The Law Society;

The Lawyers Christian Fellowship (LCF);

Resolution, First for Family Law;

The International Academy of Collaborative Practice Professionals (IACP).

Bath & Bristol Collaborative Groups


Richard enjoys watching Bath Rugby, working out and spending time with family and friends in the UK & USA

Richard Sharp

Sharp Family Law

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