Huw Lippiatt > Chambers of Richard Wright QC > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Wright QC
Park Square Barristers
6 PARK SQUARE
LEEDS
LS1 2LW
England
Huw Lippiatt photo

Work Department

Children Law, Family Finance, Court of Protection & Adult Care, and Regulatory & Public

Position

Huw Lippiatt was a specialist family law solicitor for 13 years before he was called to the Bar in 2010. During that time he built up an extensive knowledge of all areas of family law and was a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel; he also held higher rights of audience, reflecting his position as an experienced solicitor-advocate.

Huw specialises in cases relating to children in both public and private law cases. He regularly represents local authorities, parents, children and grandparents.

As a specialist family practitioner, Huw is regularly briefed in more serious and complex cases and he has experience in dealing with cases involving serious injuries, fictitious illness, sexual abuse and neglect.

Huw has represented local authorities, parents, grandparents and children in lengthy multi-day (10+ days) fully contested final and finding-of-fact hearings in care proceedings.

He has a reputation for giving sensible and realistic advice at all stages during proceedings and for conducting hearings in a thorough and measured way.

Huw Lippiatt was a specialist family-law solicitor for 13 years before he was called to the Bar in 2010. During that time he built up an extensive knowledge of divorce law and ancillary financial proceedings.

Both as a solicitor and since joining the Bar, Huw has represented clients in complex and high-net-value matrimonial finance proceedings.

Huw has a reputation for providing sensible and realistic advice at all stages during proceedings, and for taking a meticulous and measured approach to hearings.

Huw Lippiatt has dealt with a number of highly complex cases in the Court of Protection, representing parents and other family members of adults who are the subject of applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Huw Lippiatt has a particular interest in environmental law and has degrees in geological sciences and archaeology. He is particularly interested in issues relating to contaminated land.

Career

Solicitor 1997, Call 2010

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Education

1993
University of Leicester, BA (Hons) Archaeology (2.1)

1995
University of Huddersfield, Common Professional Examination/Legal Practice Course (Commendation)

2008
University of Leeds, BSC Geological Sciences (2.1)