Richard Barge > Aaron & Partners LLP > Chester, England > Lawyer Profile
Aaron & Partners LLP Offices
5-7 GROSVENOR COURT
- Go to...
Partner & Head of Family Law
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.
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.
The family team at Aaron & Partners LLP have a ‘depth of knowledge‘ and are ‘very proactive‘ in their dealings with clients, which include business owners, professionals, sportsmen, land owners and wealthy retirees. The team is led by the ‘excellent‘ Richard Barge who heads the Chester office and regularly works on high value and complex matters including nuptial agreements. The ‘very reliable‘ Lorraine Saunders is another name to note, specialising in high-net-worth cases including offshore trusts and complex financial agreements. Senior associate Simon Mawdsley is also well regarded.
Aaron & Partners LLP primarily acts for high net worth individuals on issues arising from relationship breakdown. Its roster of clients includes business owners, professionals, sportsmen, land owners, beneficiaries of trusts and wealthy retirees. Richard Barge and recently promoted partner Sandy Edwards jointly lead the team, which specialises in advising on pre- and post-nuptial agreements, as well as separation agreements. A significant portion of the firm’s family work has an international dimension.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West
- Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West
- Human resources > Employment
- Private client > Family
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Planning and environment
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery