Richard is a highly experienced French- and German-speaking family lawyer who advises domestic and international clients on every aspect of family law including complex financial and business cases, private children issues, cohabitant disputes and cases involving offshore trusts and tracing assets.
Richard specialises in cases which involve depression and mental health and addictive behaviour issues including alcoholism and substance misuse. He has particular expertise in civil partnership cases, UK and foreign child relocation cases, and cross-border jurisdiction disputes.
He also advises those who are not married on disputes over property, child arrangements and financial claims for the maintenance of children.
Richard’s clients are a wide range of professionals in business, law and finance, individuals with private wealth, those in the arts, media and in the public eye and their spouses and partners. While experienced in complex claim litigation, he is also committed to dispute resolution solutions and is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator.
He is a regular contributor to the media on topical family issues.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
"Richard Collins has a clear grasp of any financial settlement and the needs of the children and his client, is prepared to play hard ball where necessary, but will not inflame what can be an already volatile situation into a battlefield."
Citywealth Leaders List 2019
Top recommended Family Lawyer in Spear’s 500 2018.
“Richard Collins ‘fights hard for his clients, 24 hours a day’”
Legal 500 2017.
“Richard Collins ... is ‘a tough litigator with an excellent bedside manner’.”
Legal 500, 2016
Co-author, Living Together: Is Marriage the Better Buy?
Recommended in Citiwealth Leaders USF 2018
Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
Member of Resolution
Member of Franco-British Lawyers Society
|2018||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|1994 - 2018||Charles Russell Speechlys | Family Law Partner since 2005|
|1996||Qualified as a Solicitor|