Richard Barge > Aaron & Partners LLP > Chester, England > Lawyer Profile

Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Family Law


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.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Family

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 ‘excellentRichard Barge who heads the Chester office and regularly works on high value and complex matters including nuptial agreements. The ‘very reliableLorraine 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.

West Midlands > Private client > Family: elsewhere in the West Midlands

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.