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Richard Busby Family Law Solicitor Richard Busby joins Giles Wilson

Richard Busby joins Family Law Team at Giles Wilson

We are delighted to announce that Richard Busby has recently joined Giles Wilson to supplement the experienced family law team alongside Philip Giles and Rachael Haine.

Richard joins our busy team and with his experience gained whilst working in London firms, the family team goes from strength to strength.


Richard joins us from the well known London family law specialists, Fisher Meredith.  Richard was originally at their offices in South London where he headed up the then large legal aid team of around 8 staff at Fisher Meredith whilst managing his own, largely private caseload.

Richard then re-located with Fisher Meredith to their new offices at Holborn, before making the decision to return to his home county of Essex where his career had begun in Romford.

Whilst at Fisher Meredith, Richard gained professional qualifications via the Resolution organisation of family law solicitors in which he was an active committee member. He now holds specialist accreditations in 3 areas of family law, including financial claims in matrimonial proceedings and financial matters relating to unmarried couples.

Richard’s background in matrimonial with a background in all aspects of civil and property litigation means he is ideally suited to advising couples who own or occupy property together.

Richard has authored various articles on the legal issues faced by unmarried couples and has been published in legal journals as well as being directly cited by the Sunday Times. He also gave a lecture on the law affecting cohabitees in 2016. 

Testimonials Richard has received during his career in previous firms

"Many thanks once again for your very professional support."

"Thank you so much, you were brilliant!"

"Thank you for all your support and guidance in what was a very difficult and emotional time." 

"Certainly the best solicitor I have ever been to, would recommend you to anyone!"

"You are an absolute superstar."

Do you need specialist family law advice?

Richard’s arrival has boosted our family team at Giles Wilson, helping to ensure we deliver exceptional service for our clients. 

If you are in need of expert advice tailored to your needs, arrange a meeting at our offices in Leigh-on-Sea and Rochford. Call today on 01702 477106 or email to organise a consultation.

Alternatively, you can reach Richard directly at

Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson