Adam Richards
Director

adam.richards@law.bm

Adam Richards is a Director and Barrister, practicing primarily in the area of Family and Matrimonial law. Adam is one of the most experienced matrimonial attorneys in Bermuda having appeared successfully in many of the leading cases in the jurisdiction.

Before joining Marshall Diel & Myers Limited in 2009, Adam worked as a Barrister at Temple Chambers in the United Kingdom having been called to the Bar in 2003. Adam specialised in family law early in his career and developed a strong and varied practice, regularly appearing in the County Court and High Court. 

Adam was appointed a Director in 2012. He is active in the management of the firm with a particular focus on the supervision of the firm’s student programs and the development of junior attorneys.

Expertise

Adam is very experienced in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, with a particular interest in financial proceedings. Adam regularly conducts cases of considerable complexity, including matters involving significant wealth, company assets and trust structures. Adam also has extensive experience in child related matters, routinely acting for clients in disputes involving the care, custody and maintenance of children including a number of cases with an international element. In particular, Adam appeared successfully in the Court of Appeal in a contested Hague Convention application and has represented clients in many of the leading judgments on applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction. 

Adam is a confident and accomplished advocate and has routinely appeared in trials in the Supreme Court and before the Court of Appeal for Bermuda. He seeks to be empathetic to a client’s circumstances whilst providing straight-forward advice and practical solutions to achieve the best outcome for each individual.

Education

Cardiff University, Wales (LLB 2001 & Bar Vocational Course 2002)

Notable Cases

Santucci v Bell Santucci [2011] SC (Bda) 48 Div (Contested Divorce)

World Rugby v Antonio Perinchief (Overturned drug ban)

E v K Divorce Jurisdiction 2014 No. 123 (Leave to remove application)

Re C [2017] SC (Bda) 72 App (Jurisdiction in family cases)

ARMF v AJF [2018] SC (Bda) 61 Div (Section 41 application)

TF and Commissioner of Police [2019] SC (Bda) 32 (Habeus Corpus for child)

KAB v AG and KT Civil Appeal No.7 of 2019 (Defended Hague application)

CRMR and KLR [2019] SC (Bda) 7 Div (Leading maintenance case )

MAC and TDC [2019] SC (Bda) 48 Div (Vulnerable adults, Jurisdiction)

Publications

Co-author of Bermuda Chapter, Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons (2nd edition, 2013)

Bar Admissions

England and Wales, 2003 (non-practising)

Bermuda, 2010

Industry Associations

Member, Bermuda Bar Association 

Commissioner for Oaths

Chairman, former captain of Bermuda Police Rugby Club.

Represented Bermuda in Rugby including in a World Cup qualifier.