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.
Richard Hoare is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw
"[Richard Hoare] is very knowledgeable and gives robust advice."
"Richard [Hoare] has always been able to put things into perspective and explain them in a way that I have understood."
"Richard [Hoare's] clarity of thought at a difficult time was of great assistance."
"Oliver Hall and Richard Hoare are stand-out individuals. They both exemplify the qualities that set Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP apart from many of their peers. They are dynamic lawyers with an exceptional eye for detail."
"Richard Hoare immediately puts one at ease. He has a very personable approach to the client relationship. His depth of knowledge and understanding of matrimonial law is exceptional."
"His understanding of the situation and communication skills are phenomenal."
"Richard Hoare is an excellent solicitor."
"Richard Hoare is a vastly experienced and knowledgeable solicitor who expertly guides his clients through the difficult waters of family law. He gives robust and sensible advice when needed, often steering them away from unnecessary and unhelpful points, but also actively listens and responds to their hopes and concerns."
"Richard Hoare is a very good financial family lawyer who has a knowledge and command of tax and financial accounting issues which sets him apart from many other family lawyers. He is very authoritative but takes a sensible and pragmatic approach to cases – not litigating unnecessarily and seeking to find a settled agreement where possible."
"His attention to detail, his advice and the fact that he understood my intentions and goals."
"Personable and experienced"
"Richard Hoare is very experienced and has a well-deserved reputation for sensible expert advice."
“He really is very good: he is very committed to his clients and pleasant to work with.”
“Recommended for his ‘calm and assured manner’ in handing financial claims on separation and divorce.”
“Richard dealt with all my issues in a prompt and professional way and the resolution to the issues was as he suggested.”
"Thank you for successfully concluding the divorce for me and your thorough and prompt representation throughout. I will happily recommend your services whenever possible."
"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."
"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."
"Richard Hoare absorbed/resolved much of the stress and anxiety in the dispute and resolved the issues within the time frame promised."
News & Events
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 …More
No-fault divorce marks the end of the ‘blame game’
We are on the cusp of one of the most radical changes to divorce law seen in the last 50 years. Following long and active campaigning, including by our family law practice, no-fault divorce will finally become a reality on 6 April 2022. This sea-change in the law …More
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 …More
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 …More
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 …More
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 …More