People / Richard Dilks
I am a Senior Solicitor specialising in divorce and family matters. As such, I am a member of Resolution and a trained Resolution collaborative lawyer. I also hold the Law Society Family Law Accreditation. I have been the Head of the Hatch Brenner Family department since April 2018.
My experience in dealing with divorces includes those involving family businesses (whether a limited company or a partnership), significant pension funds and multiple properties. I also have experience of dealing with pre-nuptial agreements, deeds of separation, property disputes between co-habitees and cases involving domestic abuse.
I can advise parents dealing with child related issues such as financial provision for a child and disputes about who a child should live with.
I have always specialised in family law matters and continue to work with my clients to achieve a sensible and cost proportionate outcome to the difficulties they face.
Having completed my law degree in Southampton and my LPC at Nottingham Law School, I previously worked in the Family Department at Norwich-based firm Fosters before moving to Hatch Brenner in 2007.
What do others say?
The Legal 500 has described Richard as a “divorce and finance specialist” who exhibits “an excellent balance of compassion, empathy and legal interpretation”.
‘I found Hatch Brenner very helpful. They made my divorce a bit easier for me; doing everything that had to be done for me; always with a helpful and pleasant manner. Thank you. ’
‘An amazing service, but the main thing that stood out for me was the honesty and approachability of the Solicitor. Can't thank you enough. ’
‘The service provided by Hatch Brenner was truly excellent. Richard Dilks was incredibly supportive throughout my whole divorce process. His professionalism, experience and positive attitude made a very difficult and emotionally disturbing process bearable and helped me to cope emotionally with the highs and lows of the divorce process. I would unreservedly recommend Richard to anyone who requires someone to represent them through divorce.’
‘Richard was professional, helpful and polite. He is a credit to your company. Many thanks.’
‘The caring but professional service put me at ease which meant all my questions or reservations were answered in a way which I could clearly understand. ’