ASSOCIATE, solicitor and mediator Paul Richardson has moved from Nelsons’ Leicester office to join the family law department in Nottingham.
With more than 17 years’ experience in family law, Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2010, before joining Nelsons’ in 2020 following its acquisition of Glynis Wright & Co. Paul specialises in all areas of family law, but predominantly focuses on private children law, injunctions and mediation.
Speaking of his move back to the city, Paul said: “I’m thrilled to have returned to Nottingham, after working in Leicester for the last year, and I am really excited to join the Nottingham team and help to develop and grow the private children law and family mediation practice in the city.
“The Nottingham team is already made up of a very strong set of lawyers, and I am looking forward to adding my diverse experience to help us become the ‘go-to’ law firm in the city for all family law matters.”
In 2015, Paul decided to train as a family mediator, before gaining his full Law Society Accreditation status as a Family Mediator in 2018 after three years of training and building his mediation portfolio. He is able to provide privately funded mediation which facilitates discussions so that parties can arrive at mutually acceptable decisions for themselves and their children, while avoiding court proceedings.
He added: “I decided to specialise in children because I find it incredibly rewarding. Often situations with families can be very emotional, so therefore working out solutions for both parents and children can be a really fulfilling process.”
Emma Davies, partner and head of the Nottingham team, said: “Paul’s previous experience and mediation qualification makes him the perfect addition to our team. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team in Nottingham to support our ambitious growth plans in the city.”
For more information on Nelsons children’s law team, please visit www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/children-law/ or call 0800 024 1976.