Richard Peaker


One of the foremost family lawyers in the North without question

Chambers and Partners, 2023

Areas of expertise

  • Child Maintenance and Support
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Company Valuations and Assets
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Enforcement of Financial Orders
  • Financial Consent Orders
  • Financial Matters
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Orders and Asset Protection
  • High Net Worth Divorce
  • International and Ex Pat Divorce
  • International Assets
  • International Family Law
  • Pensions on Divorce
  • Pre and Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Trust Assets

Richard is an acknowledged leading light in Financial Remedies work. He has vast experience in divorce and separation cases and is an expert in complex financial disputes.

He is regularly instructed in multi-jurisdictional proceedings and cases involving complex corporate and (often offshore) trust structures.

Richard is ranked in Band 1 of the Chambers UK and is a Leading Individual in the Legal 500, 2023.


A specialist in high net worth cases, Richard acts for a wide range of clients regionally, nationally and internationally who include businesses owners, shareholders, lawyers, accountants and other high end professionals. His experience also includes cases involving farming and rural communities.


Richard’s tenacious approach with difficult divorce cases – often involving family owned businesses and trusts – entails working closely with financial experts. His experience and strong track record is highly regarded by clients and fellow professionals.

His national reputation as a pragmatic, tactical and committed lawyer precedes him and he is regularly recommended by clients, barristers and independent financial advisors.

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