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Richard Ellis


T: 01225 730 181 (DDI)
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Richard has over 20 years experience of family law where he has built a reputation as a leading expert in public and private law children work. He heads up our Family law team which is independently recognised as a Tier 1 practice in the South West in independent legal directory, The Legal 500 UK "Royds Withy King ‘stands out for its unrivalled level of advice.'" Richard is personally noted for his "particular expertise in child protection work", and recently has been lauded for having a "fantastic reputation" in care proceedings. Chambers and Partners UK 2017 have listed him as a "Leader in his field" and go on to say that Richard is 'enjoys a strong reputation for his public children expertise, and is also skilled at taking on matrimonial finance cases. He is hailed by one commentator as "phenomenally good and a great advocate."

An excellent service from a superb solicitor. Professional, caring and dynamic.  

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About Richard

His child protection work includes representing children, guardians, parents and other individuals involved in care proceedings. He has considerable advocacy experience in Magistrates, County and higher courts and has been involved in a number of reported cases.

The Legal 500 UK describe Richard as having “considerable legal knowledge“, and praises him for his ability to “manage court proceedings well and engage with children and their parents in a way that endeavours to represent the child’s welfare and enables parties to fully understand what is happening within the proceedings“.

Richard specialises in all areas of family law, including;

Richard trained at Royds Withy King and became a partner in 2000 where he has always specialised in family law. He has a particular interest in cases where mental health and learning disabilities are an issue and has often been appointed by the Official Solicitor to represent vulnerable parties. Outside of work, he enjoys family life, cricket, the mighty Potters and enjoying music.

Memberships :

  • Law Society – Children’s Panel
  • MIND – Chairman of Bath MIND
  • Bath Racial Equality Council

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The welfare of children should be at the centre of all we do. It’s essential that their rights and best interests are the first consideration at all times, Separating couples often find it difficult to recognise the distress that children through separation. We try to help them understand this and help them in reaching the best possible solution for them and the children involved.

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