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Richard Kershaw

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Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

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Family and dispute resolution.


Partner specialising in matrimonial and family work, particularly complex financial proceedings and urgent children related-work. His cases are often complex and high in value, and draw on his expertise in trusts, overseas assets and property ownership.  Richard is frequently instructed to obtain injunctions, both financial and for his clients’ personal protection. In addition to his Family work, Richard has a complementary litigation practice with a primary focus on relationship generated trust and inheritance act disputes.


Trained Alexanders; Qualified 1997; Associate, Alexanders, 1999-2001; Associate, Hunters, 2001-03; Partner 2003 to date.


Resolution; London Solicitors Litigation Association.


Durham University (BA Hons History and Politics); College of Law, Guildford.

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Kershaw - Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans  is praised for its ‘high level of success in difficult cases’ with the ‘fantastic, very savvyRichard Kershaw  at the helm. Kershaw ‘can see the answer straight away and can then get there with the minimum of fuss’. Newly promoted partner David Draisey  adopts a ‘calm and methodical approach to his work and is a rising star in contentious trust litigation’. The team handles an impressive range of matters both onshore and offshore for trustees and beneficiaries as well as for landed estates and City professionals, and acts on a broad range of trusts and probate disputes in the Court of Protection and the Chancery Division.

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Within: Family

Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans  has a ‘calm team that provides intelligent and cost-effective advice – in a word it is ‘classy’. It is attentive to the clients’ needs whilst giving them robust and sensible advice’. Henry Hood heads the department, which includes the tactically superbRichard Kershaw, who is a ‘force to be reckoned with’. Hetty Gleave  is ‘charming, efficient and a very strong lawyer’ and Jo Carr-West 'leaves no stone unturned; she has a great eye for detail and approaches each case with sensitivity’. Hazel Wright  is ‘sympathetic and a wonderful mediator’. The team is ‘strong’ across the board and is regularly involved in high-value financial cases and complex children work. Senior associate Amy Scollan  is a ‘rising star of the future – she is clever and extremely thorough’.

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