About Richard

Richard joined the family team at Lupton Fawcett in January 2019, as a Senior Solicitor, 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.

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 Parkrun.

Professional Societies

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

Specialisms

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

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 19th June 2019

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

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 14th May 2019

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

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th April 2019

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

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 20th March 2019

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

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 15th March 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

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

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 22nd February 2019

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.

Is there such a thing as a common law wife?

Although the terms common law wife and common law husband are frequently used to describe a couple who are living together, such relationships do not

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 11th 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

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 11th February 2019

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

Divorcing Couples – Taking Documents Belonging to Your Spouse

A recent survey revealed that 1 in 10 men and 1 in 5 women access their partner's computers, viewing e-mails and other documents.

Pencil iconBy Richard Buckley on 11th February 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

The Sanctity of Full and Frank Disclosure in Financial Remedy Proceedings

We look at the decision of HMRC v Charman and Another [2012] and the Court’s view on whether HMRC should have access to documentation disclosed

Pencil iconBy Sophie Arrowsmith on 11th February 2019

Protecting Inheritance from the pitfalls of Divorce

Busting the myths on divorce

A divorce is often said to be one of the most stressful life events, and while certain myths surround the legal process, a leading Yorkshire

Pencil iconBy Lupton Fawcett on 8th February 2019

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

2008

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.

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