Richard Hoare

Richard Hoare

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As Head of our Private Client Department, Richard divides his time between the firm’s Hull and York offices.

Richard advises clients on a wide range of personal legal requirements from Wills, Powers of Attorney, probate and estate administration to separation and divorce. His experience extends to conducting litigation arising from contested Wills and contentious Court of Protection cases.

A highly experienced family lawyer, Richard assists with the resolution of legal matters arising from relationship breakdown. He also advises clients on the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, the administration of estates, and in relation to estate and tax planning generally. Richard regularly acts for high net worth individuals including company directors and business owners, or their spouses. Richard is one of a small number of Family Arbitrators in the region, which enables him to accept appointments to adjudicate over disputes between separating couples.

 

Testimonials

  • "Personable and experienced"

    Chambers 2020
  • "Richard Hoare is very experienced and has a well-deserved reputation for sensible expert advice."

    Legal 500 2019/20
  • “He really is very good: he is very committed to his clients and pleasant to work with.”

    Chambers 2019
  • “Recommended for his ‘calm and assured manner’ in handing financial claims on separation and divorce.”

    Legal 500 2018/19
  • “Richard dealt with all my issues in a prompt and professional way and the resolution to the issues was as he suggested.”

    Private Client
  • "Thank you for successfully concluding the divorce for me and your thorough and prompt representation throughout. I will happily recommend your services whenever possible."

    Private Client
  • "I would like to thank Richard. He has always been very helpful and if I need any help / advice in the future I would not hesitate to contact Andrew Jackson."

    Private Client
  • "The "polished" Richard Hoare wins plaudits for his ability to "stand back and see the bigger picture". He is also "good at analysing the detail."

    Chambers UK
  • "Richard Hoare absorbed/resolved much of the stress and anxiety in the dispute and resolved the issues within the time frame promised."

    Private Client

News & Events

News

Different sex couples to be granted right to civil partnership from New Year's Eve

Mixed-sex couples who want to make a public commitment to one another now have another option open to them: new legislation has paved the way for them to enter into a civil partnership from 31 December. Since the Civil Partnership Act in 2004, civil partnership in England and Wales …

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Mixed-sex couples and civil partnerships

Mixed-sex couples and civil partnerships

Mixed-sex couples who want to make a public commitment but who don’t want to enter into marriage arrangements now have another option open to them. New legislation, which came into force on 31 December 2019, has paved the way for them to enter into a civil partnership. Since …

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DIY wills create rise in Inheritance disputes

DIY wills create rise in Inheritance disputes

The DIY approach to will writing has risen over the past few years with a growing number of people choosing to draft their own wills. By no coincidence, inheritance disputes are on the rise and have jumped 62% in two years, as the do-it -yourself approach to wills has …

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Major changes to family law: No Fault Divorce

Major changes to family law: No Fault Divorce

The Government has recently announced its intention to introduce new legislation which will remove the need for divorce to be fault based. The current legislation relating to divorce in England & Wales means that anyone seeking to divorce must either rely on a fault based petition, namely unreasonable behaviour, adultery …

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Major changes to divorce law and probate fees planned

Major changes to divorce law and probate fees planned

With two key changes on the horizon concerning divorce law and probate fees, Richard Hoare, head of private client services, considers how they might affect you and your family. Currently, couples who wish to divorce are required to either live apart for at least two years, or one must blame …

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    "Personable and experienced"

    Chambers 2020

    "Richard Hoare is very experienced and has a well-deserved reputation for sensible expert advice."

    Legal 500 2019/20

    “He really is very good: he is very committed to his clients and pleasant to work with.”

    Chambers 2019

    “Recommended for his ‘calm and assured manner’ in handing financial claims on separation and divorce.”

    Legal 500 2018/19

    “Richard dealt with all my issues in a prompt and professional way and the resolution to the issues was as he suggested.”

    Private Client

    "Thank you for successfully concluding the divorce for me and your thorough and prompt representation throughout. I will happily recommend your services whenever possible."

    Private Client

    "I would like to thank Richard. He has always been very helpful and if I need any help / advice in the future I would not hesitate to contact Andrew Jackson."

    Private Client

    "The "polished" Richard Hoare wins plaudits for his ability to "stand back and see the bigger picture". He is also "good at analysing the detail."

    Chambers UK

    "Richard Hoare absorbed/resolved much of the stress and anxiety in the dispute and resolved the issues within the time frame promised."

    Private Client

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