Elisabeth Richards

Call - 2016 Joined Chambers - 2016
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Private Law Children

Elisabeth was a solicitor for 15 years prior to her call to the Bar in 2016 when she joined St Ives Chambers.  As a solicitor, she spent 7 years working as an associate solicitor in private practice representing parents, extended family members and children of all ages in both private and public law Children Act proceedings.  Subsequently, Elisabeth was employed by Birmingham City Council as a Senior Solicitor and then in a seconded role as Child Sexual Exploitation Co-ordinator, exclusively representing the local authority in public law Children Act proceedings.  Throughout her career as a child care and family law solicitor Elisabeth has gained significant experience and respect as a family law advocate representing a diverse array of clients.

Private law proceedings

Whilst in private practice Elisabeth represented clients in complex proceedings involving allegations of serious domestic abuse and significant family breakdown.  She has represented clients with significant learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and those with alleged drug and alcohol dependencies.  Her practice included regular representation of clients seeking and defending both non-molestation orders and occupation orders. Elisabeth represents every client with empathy and determination and is passionate in ensuring that each and every client is afforded the most effective legal representation.  She has extensive experience in representing parents, extended family members and children in intractable disputes.


LLB Law – University of De Montfort

Admitted as a Solicitor 2001


Family Law Bar Association

Inner Temple

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