Richard obtained a first class degree in law in 1993 and qualified as a solicitor in 1996. He has subsequently established himself as one of the leading family lawyers in Shropshire, North Wales and the North West.
With extensive experience in all aspects of family law, Richard specialises in the financial consequences of relationship breakdown. He has also developed a particular niche for drafting and advising on pre and post nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
Richard’s wealth of knowledge and experience in these areas has led to him to being involved in a number of notable cases. His typical clients are high net worth individuals with significant assets both in the UK and offshore. He regularly acts for business directors and shareholders, farmers, landowners, professionals or their spouses. Typically, the financial structure of the relationship is complex, with his cases often involving trusts, business assets, self-invested pensions and assets located outside the UK.
Richard’s client skills, his ability to get to the core issues and his robust and commercial advice has seen his reputation burgeon in the marketplace and the overwhelming majority of Richard’s clients come from former clients or professional referrals.
He is a fully trained collaborative lawyer and was instrumental in establishing a collaborative group in the Black Country. He brings the same passion and energy for collaborative resolution to Chester’s already established collaborative law scene.
Head of department Richard Barge is especially recommended for his work on pre and post-nuptial agreements.
The ‘outstanding’ Richard Barge heads the department at Aaron & Partners LLP. Barge is praised for his ‘exceptional knowledge’.
Richard Barge of Aaron & Partners LLP advises on complicated finance cases, and is a skilled collaborative lawyer. One commentator says that he has “excellent knowledge and negotiation skills.”
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Richard, I wanted to thank you for your help in my recent case. You have shown the utmost professionalism in every way. Your skill in being “one step ahead” of the other side and client care is excellent. I have and will continue to recommend your superb service to friends and clients.
I switched my legal team and have absolutely no regrets in hiring you. Your knowledge and quality of advice is excellent which breeds my confidence in representing me in court.
Mr Barge has a very compassionate and hands on approach, which is reflected right through this family division team. I have had the privilege to have worked with them all. His team and he have been an invaluable support through this difficult time for me. Mr Barge utilises his team to give the best value to my financials, he very much appoints the best suited person of his team for the task, which also extends to get the most suited Barrister for his clients.
Richard, now the dust has settled, I wanted to drop you a note and thank you very much for the excellent job you did on my pension share court case. At all time you were the voice of common sense and reason when I had my wobbles! I never doubted your advise at any time, your skill in negotiating with the other party was exceptional given they had no desire to do anything but have their day in court!
Your approach to the case was exactly what I needed, someone who outlined the likely parameters so that I understood the risks at each stage. Thanks again, you made a stressful event about as trouble free as it could have been.
Richard Barge and his team at Aaron’s have been helpful and empathetic in dealing with my divorce. Richard is very knowledgeable and his ‘no-nonsense’ approach has certainly helped me through a very difficult time. A very prompt and efficient service, backed up by first class advice means that I would not hesitate to recommend them; they certainly go the extra mile.
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Aaron & Partners LLP, Solicitors, is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales, number OC307122. Work done by this firm (including consumer credit matters) is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (number 401104), except for work done as Insolvency Practitioner (D.S.M Edwards and J.L Chillery-Belcher are licensed to act as insolvency practitioners in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales), and notarial work (regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury).