Grahame Richardson (2001)

Called to the Bar in 2001, Grahame Richardson practised as a solicitor and advocate in Essex for some 23 years before this, fully exercising his rights of audience during that time. He has experience of communicating with clients from all walks of life, including children and young people as a result of having been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. Further, he understands the solicitors’ perspective and the difficulties and problems they encounter.


During his career, Mr Richardson has acquired experience in dealing with many areas of litigation, including work in criminal law, general civil practice and procedure and family law. He has undertaken some mental health tribunal appearances. However, since the early 1990’s he has concentrated in the main on Children Act matters (both public and private law), applications for financial remedies arising out of divorce etc. and applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act. Since his call to the Bar he has consolidated his long experience as a Family Lawyer.


Mr Richardson represented the appellant in the Court of Appeal in Re T (a child ) (2009) EWCA Civ 1208, a case concerning the uncertain perpetrator of life-threatening injuries sustained by a very young baby. He has also been involved in a complicated nullity action relating to procedures and practices in the Philippines. Mr Richardson also has an interest in relocation cases where a parent seeks the permission of the court to remove a child from the UK to live in another part of the world.

Mr Richardson’s wealth of experience enables him to give well-considered, realistic, but sensitive and supportive advice to clients, and the confidence to represent them before the courts in a firm and robust manner.

Since 1993 Mr Richardson has been sitting as a Deputy District Judge, something which has given him an invaluable insight into how cases are approached from the other side of the bench.