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Richard Harrison KC
A specialist family lawyer with particular expertise in financial remedy applications and international children cases.
Qualified 1993; Silk 2012
Fluent Spanish and French.
Appointed a Deputy High Court Judge assigned to the Family Division (2019)
Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers
Family Law Bar Association
Lawyers for Liberty
Cambridge University (MA); City University (Dip Law).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1
1 King’s Bench Walk has ‘an incredibly strong roster of talent across all aspects of domestic and international family law practice’. It is regarded as ‘a fantastic set with a great range of leading silks and juniors who are all highly skilled’. Richard Harrison KC is ‘highly skilled at both children and finance cases’ and is highly regarded for his ‘encyclopedic legal knowledge and good judgement’. ‘Tough and tenacious’ advocate Charles Howard KC specialises in handling high net-worth financial remedy disputes. Philip Marshall KC is known for his ‘strong cross-examination skills’ and has extensive experience in drafting complex high net worth pre-nuptial agreements. Christopher Pocock KC is admired for being ‘highly numerate and super thorough’. Alexander Chandler KC was appointed silk in 2022.
Richard Harrison KC –1 King’s Bench Walk ‘Richard is an outstanding silk with encyclopedic knowledge. He has an excellent advocacy skills – second to none. His attention to detail and preparation is amazing.’
1 King’s Bench Walk is ‘a very strong set across the board for private children law work’ that is ‘always willing to go extra mile for its clients’. Richard Harrison KC is the ‘go-to silk for complex international children law cases’ and recently represented an intervener in Supreme Court case G v G, a case where the principles of the Hague Convention on the child abduction ran into refugee law’s prohibiton of refoulment. ‘Creative and strategic advocate’ Deborah Eaton KC acted for the husband in Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum v Princess Haya, the high-profile proceedings concerning the welfare of the two youngest children of the Ruler of Dubai. ‘Exceptional advocate’ Charles Howard KC is well renowned for dealing with cases of extreme complexity including those involving surrogacy and conception by unregulated sperm donors. Rising stars Anna Sutcliffe and Lucia Crimp, and ‘efficient and sharp advocate‘ Victoria Halsall have extensive experience in private and private law child work.