Richard Harris

Called 1997

Richard is a family law specialist who is instructed predominantly in public law care and adoption proceedings and the more complex private law children work.

If you would like any further information regarding Richard Harris’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Public law: Children

Richard represents local authorities, parents, interveners and children’s guardians at all stages of care and adoption proceedings. Richard acts in cases involving non-accidental injuries and infant death, sexual abuse and chronic neglect. He is regularly instructed in cases involving the Official Solicitor; children who are separately represented from the guardian; concurrent criminal prosecutions; mental health issues; disability in parents and children; special guardianship; contested adoptions; legal and illegal immigrant cases and placement of children outside of the jurisdiction.

Children & family: Private law: Children

Richard is frequently instructed in complicated disputes, Richard has extensive experience of cases involving fact finding hearings; implacable hostility; the separate representation of children; leave to remove from the jurisdiction; and child abduction (both Hague and non Hague cases).

Notable cases
Professional activities
  • Richard has undertaken lectures and previous Chambers’ seminars on ancillary relief (update and costs) and the Public Law Outline.
  • Richard is a qualified Public Access barrister.
  • BA, LLB  Monash University, Melbourne
  • Admission as a Solicitor 1995
Professional memberships
  • ALC
  • FLBA
  • CIArb