Richard Colbey
  • Membership: Barrister Direct Access
  • Currently Practising Law
  • Public Access Accredited
Telephone: 02077978300
Mobile: 07941 444041

Richard Colbey

Richard Colbey ~ Barrister Direct Access

I have practised in London and Portsmouth for over thirty years. I have a fairly broad civil practice, including family money matters. I am willing to take on cases involving other lawyers' negligence. I have appeared in many reported cases, see BAILII. I am qualified as an arbitrator and can act as an ad hoc mediator. My fees, although a lot of money by real world standards, are very competitive for a lawyer of my experience. (I have just done a major committal application, where the other side have sent a schedule of fees which are eight times what I charged for similar work.) I am approachable and will, so long as I am available, take calls directly from prospective clients. Neither my chambers nor I will make you fill in complicated forms to instruct me.

More details can be found on and I hope the websites are informative about my practice and my philosophy, but they are not clever 'state of the art' sites.

Thanks Mr Colbey, A thousand times.

LR 28/10/20

Thank you very much for your email and your help. You are very kind.

MK 26/10/20

Dear Richard

Thank you for all your input and help with my divorce settlement and bringing it to a swift conclusion. I know I could not have done better and appreciate your hard work, stalwart effort and persistence to get the result we did.

Best wishes

AN 2/10/20

I just want to sincerely thank you for your recent assistance to my niece, it is much appreciated.

MM 1/10/20

We feel that you represented us superbly and would not even dream of using anyone else

AK 21/5/20

I have a fairly broad practice mainly in the areas listed below but I also do intellectual property work and 'unusual' personal injury claims, e.g. those where the claim is directly under an insurance policy or where the incident has caused a disease, particularly ME/CFS. My family work is mainly financial disputes. I will do private law children cases, though sometimes suggest people take this to a specialist. I don't do care or adoption work, nor immigration or criminal work or routine personal injury claims.

Richard Colbey can assist in the following areas of law.
Bankruptcy Law
Civil Litigation and Disputes
Commercial Law
Family Law
Professional Negligence
Property Law