Search the leading directory for the private wealth industry

Manage your profile

Let 38,000 visitors find you. With 172,000 page views, Citywealth enables UHNW clients and charities to review your services quickly.

Upgrade profile options
close X

There is currently no image available

To add an image please upgrade now

Stephen Richards

Partner

Specialism: Lawyers Contentious Trusts

Company: Withers

Location: London, England

Stephen Richards currently hasn't activated the contact feature

What do clients and peers say of Stephen Richards:  "A great all rounder. Excellent interpersonal skills."

Citywealth rating

3.9375
Average: 3.9 (4 votes)
Fee Level:
3.75
Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
Quality of Advice
4
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Communications Skills
4
Average: 4 (4 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4
Average: 4 (4 votes)
X

Please make sure you fill in all the fields marked with an asterisk *

Peer review:

Stephen is truly a leader in his field. He is tenacious and single-minded in achieving results for his client and ensures that no avenue is left unexplored. He commands respect from his opponents and inspires confidence from all of his clients.

06 Aug 2018

Peer review:

Stephen is a first-class trusts and probate lawyer. He combines sophisticated and thorough analytical skills with a real understanding of the 'big picture' in his cases, topped off by an unflappable and charming manner. It is an absolute pleasure to work with him.

Constance McDonnell    Serle Court   
03 Aug 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Stephen on a number of occasions over the years as well as appearing against him. One case we were involved in straddled both the Chancery Division and the Court of Protection and concerned an estate of some $150million. It involved extremely complex domestic and international issues and serious allegations but was handled throughout by Stephen with unflappable style. He is top notch on procedure and fantastic at managing clients. He always has a way of getting the Court to see the issue from his clients’ point of view and is able to step back and see the bigger picture without losing sight of the details. He manages to combine approachability with tenacity. No doubt this is why his clients adore him.

07 Feb 2018

Start Ratings
Written Review
Your Details
If ticked your name and company will not be shown under your review of this person. However, entering your details is essential, as we will not publish any review we cannot verify. Please note you are not allowed to rate or review individuals who work for the same company as yourself.

Your personal data is used for internal purposes only and is never sold or shared. For any enquiries, please email assistant editor April French at afrenchfurnell@citywealthmag.com

next >
< back

Stephen Richards currently has no profile.

To add a profile please upgrade now

2017 

Stephen Richards currently has no Citywealth award

Average client size: £5 million - £25 million

Fixed fee offering: Yes

Withers

Number of offices globally: More than 5

Stephen Richards currently has no contact details

Peer review:

Stephen is truly a leader in his field. He is tenacious and single-minded in achieving results for his client and ensures that no avenue is left unexplored. He commands respect from his opponents and inspires confidence from all of his clients.

06 Aug 2018

Peer review:

Stephen is a first-class trusts and probate lawyer. He combines sophisticated and thorough analytical skills with a real understanding of the 'big picture' in his cases, topped off by an unflappable and charming manner. It is an absolute pleasure to work with him.

Constance McDonnell    Serle Court   
03 Aug 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Stephen on a number of occasions over the years as well as appearing against him. One case we were involved in straddled both the Chancery Division and the Court of Protection and concerned an estate of some $150million. It involved extremely complex domestic and international issues and serious allegations but was handled throughout by Stephen with unflappable style. He is top notch on procedure and fantastic at managing clients. He always has a way of getting the Court to see the issue from his clients’ point of view and is able to step back and see the bigger picture without losing sight of the details. He manages to combine approachability with tenacity. No doubt this is why his clients adore him.

07 Feb 2018

Start Ratings
Written Review
Your Details
If ticked your name and company will not be shown under your review of this person. However, entering your details is essential, as we will not publish any review we cannot verify. Please note you are not allowed to rate or review individuals who work for the same company as yourself.

Your personal data is used for internal purposes only and is never sold or shared. For any enquiries, please email assistant editor April French at afrenchfurnell@citywealthmag.com

Stephen Richards currently has no reviews

Represented Boris Berezovsky's long term partner

Stephen represented Boris Berezovsky's long term partner in her claims against the oligarch's estate. 

Other cases include:

  • Tricker v Church,  Re MN, Natalia Morley-Clarke v MT Brooks & Others, Re ITW and RSPCA v Sharp.
  • Acting for beneficiaries in highly contested proceedings to successfully remove trustees.
  • Acting for claimant in High Court proceedings in which we successfully securing a seven figure sum from an estate.
  • Acting for charities in successfully defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Families & Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Advising and defending attorneys in response to an investigation by the Office of the Public Guardian.