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Richard Baker

Commercial Dispute Solicitor
Tel: 01642 309455
Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Commercial Dispute Solicitor
Tel: 01642 309455

Richard is a former partner of the highly respected local firm of James & Baker solicitors of Thornaby, Stockton on Tees and, more recently of BHPLaw, and has practiced in the fields of Family Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution since being admitted to the Roll of solicitors in 1977.

Richard is a specialist in all forms of Commercial dispute resolution, including:-

  • Property Litigation
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Building disputes
  • Landlord and Tenant, both Domestic and Commercial
    • Determination and Renewal of Leases of commercial properties
    • Dilapidations Claims
    • Recovery of Rent Arrears
    • Determination of Residential Tenancies
    • Breaches of covenant
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Advice on Employment Law and representation at Tribunals
Richard is also a specialist divorce lawyer with vast experience in all matters associated with divorce, in particular, financial settlements, disputes about residence and contact arrangements for children and maintenance and in the resolution of disputes between separating, unmarried couples and the difficult issues that arise regarding interests in jointly owned property.

Whether your divorce or separation is the simplest or the most complex, involving high value assets or the ownership and valuation of family companies, because of his vast experience, Richard is able to guide you through your difficulties with the minimum of distress and expense.

Richard will also advise you on and assist with the preparation of Pre-marital and Co-habitation Agreements. Such agreements are becoming increasingly acceptable to the Courts and, although separation and divorce are not in the forefront of peoples minds when starting life together, a little thought given to such matters at the outset can reap huge dividends in the unfortunate event that the relationship does breakdown.

Richard also has great experience in claims against Estates, whether it be challenging the validity of a will, or the adequacy of the provision made by a will for dependant relatives.

Professional Memberships:

  • The Law Society

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