About Richard

Richard joined the family team at Lupton Fawcett in January 2019 after working for over 8 years at a firm in Huddersfield. He is based in our Sheffield office. Richard specialises in all areas of family law advising on issues including divorce, financial proceedings and a wide range of children matters.

Richard is also accredited as a family mediator with the Family Mediation Council so he is able to help couples going through a separation to discuss and agree issues that result from their separation whether in relation to the arrangements for their children or financial matters. Mediation offers a way to try and resolve issues in a cost effective and amicable way, without the need for court proceedings.

Richard provides clear and understandable advice. He is able to draw on his experience as a Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer to help clients find the best way forwards for them in their particular circumstances. Richard prides himself on helping clients resolve matters without going to Court. However, Richard is an effective and experienced advocate and able to guide clients through the often daunting prospect of Court proceedings where needed.

Richard is accredited by the Law Society as an expert in Family Law. He is also a member of Resolution and upholds their code of conduct, promoting a constructive and non-contentious approach to family law.

Professional Societies

  • Resolution
  • Law Society
  • Law Society Family Law Panel Member
  • Family Mediation Council


    • Divorce
    • Financial Settlements
    • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
    • Children Disputes
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Cohabitation
    • Family Mediation
    • Collaborative Law

When not at work

Richard enjoys walking, often in the peak district and spending time with his family and friends especially if it involves good food. He can also occasionally be found taking part in his local Park run.

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Online Mediation: The New Norm?

Six months ago no one could have predicted the impact coronavirus would have on the way we work and some of these changes have been

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Family Mediation and Covid-19

Family Mediation and Covid-19

We have had a number of enquiries about how family mediation can work in light of the Government’s social distancing policies.

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The Marriage Story - is an amicable divorce possible?

The Marriage Story – is an amicable divorce possible?

After receiving a recommendation from a friend of mine, I watched “The Marriage Story” on Netflix this weekend. If you are planning on watching the

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Mediation or Collaboration – which is best for you?

When relationships end and there is a permanent separation this can be an emotional and stressful time for all parties, especially when children are involved.

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

For Richer For Poorer: Secret Bank Accounts

“…for better for worse, for richer for poorer"…These instantly recognisable vows from the Church of England wedding ceremony reflect the promises that a bride

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Can the media report on my divorce?

Family matters are incredibly private subject, so how would you feel if the media had the ability to publish private family legal proceedings to the

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Spouses will no longer have to play the “blame game” under new divorce reforms

Groundbreaking reforms have been announced the Justice Secretary to bring in legislation for 'no-fault' divorces, this is a huge step to reducing the amount of

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

When do informal agreements between unmarried couples about property become binding?

Informal agreements never seem to be taken seriously at the time, but what if the discussions you have and they agreements you make hold weight

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Going through Separation or Divorce? What are your options?

A divorce or separation can be a very emotionally draining process for both parties that are involved. But there are options to reduce the stress

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Divorce is a difficult time in anyone’s life with wealth and financial assets being divided up between both parties in a manner that the

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Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Social Media in Family Cases

With Facebook alone now having over 2.2 billion active users every month, it is hardly surprising that family law practitioners are regularly faced with questions from

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 20th February 2019

Divorce Day – Why Monday 7th January 2019 is the day to Divorce.

Planning On Living Together – But What Are Your Intentions?

Unlike the position upon divorce or breakdown of a civil partnership, there is no coherent statutory provision to adjust financial and property rights for cohabiting

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I would highly recommend Richard (Buckley) at Lupton Fawcett. He understood the difficult and sensitive nature of divorce and was reassuring and professional throughout. He explained the process clearly from the start and was always quick to respond

Charlotte H

“I would like to thank you [Richard Buckley] for your honest and expert advice. Working with you has been invaluable to me in terms of understanding the legalities concerned with matrimonial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.”

Helen Stead

Many thanks for all your help (Richard Buckley) and professional guidance throughout this challenging process. I have found your advice and tact through my divorce very helpful providing a well balanced view on all matters and situations that occurred some of them unforeseen and you always helped me to reach the best decision possible. Good luck with everything in the future and I will recommend your services to anyone.

Andy North

The service we received was excellent and we were impressed by your professional and sympathetic approach. It was good to understand the processes involved in what was a complex case. In comparison to the responding solicitors, we were very impressed by the detail of your letters and the care in which you took to represent our concerns. Should the need arise in the future, we would have no hesitation in contacting you. Thank you once again for your guidance and support Richard (Buckley).

Mr and Mrs Davis

You have been outstanding on getting this total nightmare resolved! And I applaud you whole heartedly.

Casey Munday

Lupton Fawcett’s Family team, in particular Richard Buckley, have consistently provided a service that was not only strong, balanced and responsive but also never lost sight of the deeply personal and emotional nature of my case.

Mr Shaw


Graduated from the University of Sheffield, LLB (Hons) in Law and Criminology.

Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at University of Sheffield.

Trainee Solicitor at Eaton Smith LLP.

Solicitor at Eaton Smith LLP.

Promoted to Senior Solicitor.

Qualified as an accredited family mediator.

Senior Solicitor at Lupton Fawcett.

Promoted to Associate Solicitor

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