Richard Norman

Year of Call: 2009

Inn: Gray’s Inn

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Richard has been sensitive and understanding towards the client throughout and provided excellent, practical advice. He is calm in court and doesn’t get too belligerent yet is still strong in how he presents cases. He is very forensic and has great knowledge.”

Chambers UK,  2022
Family/Matrimonial

Richard is a family law specialist with particular expertise in financial remedies (Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989) as well as complex private law disputes concerning children. He has a busy Court practice and is known for his advocacy, excellent manner with clients and an eye for detail.

Richard often presents lectures at seminars on the law and practical issues arising in financial remedy cases.

Richard accepts instructions on a Public Access basis in appropriate cases.

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • BA Hons, University of Bristol
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP
  • Bar Vocational Course, City University (Outstanding)
  • Lord Justice Holker Scholarship, Gray’s Inn

Additional information:

Richard studied music at Bristol University before moving to London to study law. He completed his Bar Exams at City University, London (formerly the Inns of Court School of Law) and was assessed as ‘Outstanding’. Richard returned to the West Country and commenced pupillage with St John’s Chambers Family Practice Group in 2009. He was offered a tenancy one year later upon successful completion of pupillage.