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.’