Richard Bartram

Special Counsel.
Accredited Specialist
Family Law

"Pretend it's your best friend in
the same situation. What
advice would you give them?"

This pragmatic approach to navigating a divorce is what separates Richard's approach from his peers.

With over 30 years of experience practising as a family lawyer, Richard's technical expertise in family law is supported by an approach that his clients describe as 'efficient and refreshingly direct.'

He understands that when people come to him, they're often going through a very difficult time in their life. Richard's objective with all of his clients is simple - 'return them to the driver's seat of their life so that they are back in control'.

Beyond the traditional scope of family law

Richard's advice extends to helping clients get their financial situation in control. Unlike many other family lawyers who stop once the divorce papers are processed, Richard is advising his clients to plan for and protect their future with a will, estate planning, and putting them in touch with financial advisors and accountants and to help them get the most out of the rest of their lives.

His stance is simple. "No-one wins from fighting and I'll always advise my clients to pick their battles and pick their issues. Pretend it's your best friend in the same situation. What advice would you give them?"

An Accredited Specialist, but no legal jargon

Richard is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and helps his clients with divorce and separation, property settlements, children's issues, defacto issues and same-sex relationships.

Richard has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.

His approach is straightforward, plain-speaking and he makes a point of making himself available to his clients.


  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce

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