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Aaron & Partners LLP

5-7 GROSVENOR COURT, FOREGATE STREET, CHESTER, CH1 1HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01244 405555
DX:
19990 CHESTER
Email:
Web:
https://www.aaronandpartners.com

Richard Barge

Tel:
Work 01244 405443
Email:
Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Family Law

Position

Partner & Head of Family Law

Career

With extensive experience in all aspects of family law, Richard specialises in the financial consequences of relationship breakdown. He has also developed a particular niche for drafting and advising on pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.

Richard’s wealth of knowledge and experience in these areas has led to him to being involved in a number of notable cases. His typical clients are high net worth individuals with significant assets both in the UK and offshore. He regularly acts for business directors and shareholders, farmers, landowners, professionals or their spouses. Typically, the financial structure of the relationship is complex, with his cases often involving trusts, business assets, self-invested pensions and assets located outside the UK.

He is a fully trained collaborative lawyer and was instrumental in establishing a collaborative group in the Black Country. He brings the same passion and energy for collaborative resolution to Chester’s already established collaborative law scene.

Education

Richard obtained a first class degree in law in 1993 and qualified as a solicitor in 1996. He has subsequently established himself as one of the leading family lawyers in Shropshire, North Wales and the North West.


North West: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Aaron & Partners LLP fields a ‘highly professional team that is very well regarded for financial remedy matters'. It also has strength in agricultural family matters. Lorraine Saunders  is noted for her ‘friendly and supportive manner and very good attention to detail’. Head of department Richard Barge acts almost exclusively for business owners/shareholders or their spouses and regularly deals with cases where the assets and wealth are held offshore, in trusts and in complex pension schemes and company structures. Senior associate Katherine Livesey  is ‘very thorough; she carefully lays out all the options and implications for clients so that they can make a fully informed decision’. Livesey is also ‘exceptionally good for children work’. 'Very approachable' associate Simon Mawdsley is also recommended. The group is frequently involved in cases with an international element and as a result is well placed to advise on jurisdictional disputes and on foreign jurisprudence in family matters.

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West Midlands: Private client

Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Aaron & Partners LLP  works almost exclusively on relationship breakdowns for high net worth individuals. Richard Barge leads the team and advises on separations, divorces as well as pre and post-nuptial agreements. He is also regularly involved in cases with a cross-border element. Senior associate Sandy Edwards has a similar focus on high net worth relationship breakdowns, with additional expertise in complex children cases. Also recommended is Richard Barge who similarly specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdowns.

Aaron & Partners LLP  works almost exclusively on relationship breakdowns for high net worth individuals. Richard Barge leads the team and advises on separations, divorces as well as pre and post-nuptial agreements. He is also regularly involved in cases with a cross-border element. Senior associate Sandy Edwards has a similar focus on high net worth relationship breakdowns, with additional expertise in complex children cases. Also recommended is Richard Barge who similarly specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdowns.

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