Richard trained in a commercial practice in London and after qualification continued working in London until moving to Bridport in 1984 and joining Kitson & Trotman in 1998. Richard advises upon matrimonial law and particularly financial provision upon divorce.
Richard is a member of Resolution (formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association) and is a trained collaborative law practitioner. Richard particularly enjoys advising upon financial provision issues involving business and farming interests.
He also advises upon equine disputes and is a member of The Equine Lawyers Association
Outside of professional practice Richard is a Governor of Perrott Hill Preparatory School and a Director of The Melplash Agricultural Show Limited. He takes a keen interest in promoting links between local schools and local business. Alongside others, he formed the West Dorset Education Partnership Limited and served as a Director.
Richard is a member of the local cricket team, enjoys water sports, is a keen horseman and takes part in local hedge laying competitions. He married Ros in 1983 and has two children.