Richard Balchin
Called to the Bar in 1997

A hard-hitting and highly experienced advocate with a strong reputation for providing both tenacious and robust advocacy with practical client-focused advice. Specialises in Financial Remedies and Cohabitation cases.


  • Family Law

Richard Balchin has a 24 year track record at the Bar. He is also a specialist Family Arbitrator and Deputy District Judge of the County Court and Family Court.


He is highly regarded for providing pragmatic and commercially astute advice while never being afraid to cross swords. He combines considerable expertise with a tough no-nonsense approach to litigation. A safe pair of hands for clients who want a lawyer to fight their corner but one who does not waste their money.





Richard’s family law practice includes:


  • Matrimonial Finance
  • TOLATA and Cohabitation Property disputes
  • Inheritance
  • Schedule 1 applications
  • Child Arrangements and Relocation


While he will fight hard for his clients he never forgets there is life after family breakdown and is adept at handling the most sensitive and emotionally charged situations with both empathy and total professionalism.




Richard Balchin handled my case better than I thought possible. I would highly recommend Richard to family and friends without hesitation, a joy to be represented by him


You were extremely professional, reliable and calm throughout a very difficult and complex case. It was reassuring beyond words to have you by my side on the day.


You were so confident in your ability and at ease with my case, I became less stressed. Thanks for your advice, skills and result.


Once again, thank you for a great result… you went the extra mile for me.. should have come to you straightaway.


Best money ever spent hiring Richard – he has a cool and confident attitude and achieved a great outcome for me in my case. Would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.



  • BA(Hons) International Relations, CPE, BVC


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Court of Protection Bar Association
  • Resolution