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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I cannot recommend Lupton Fawcett enough, I have just been through a very complicated and high conflict financial divorce but throughout the whole experience Richard Buckley and Chris Burns were always on hand to give reassurance, incredibly sound advice and straightforward explanations when things got difficult. For anyone who finds themselves in a difficult situation I highly recommend this firm, it’s the best decision you’ll make.

Nicola Shuttleworth

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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