Richard Wainman


“My interaction with Mr Wainman has always been pleasant. The team are very helpful, informative and always go above and beyond”

Richard Wainman

Solicitor & Team Leader

High Wycombe

01494 416 090

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Areas of law:

Arrangements for Children, Care Proceedings, Child Abduction, Family Matters

Richard is a solicitor and leads a team of family lawyers, based at our High Wycombe office.  Richard joined Reeds in December 2013.  Having qualified in 1999, Richard is a highly experienced solicitor and is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, which means he has been recognised as having the expertise necessary to be able to represent children through their Guardians in care proceedings brought by the Local Authority and in private law Children Act cases.

Richard also represents parents in care proceedings and in child abduction cases.  He has acted in a number of high profile abuse cases and conducts almost all of his own advocacy at all levels of the family Court.  He has an excellent reputation with professional clients and parents, and is known as an efficient and cooperative solicitor in often, emotionally charged proceedings.

Richard is a member of the professional organisations NAGALRO and ALC and has enjoyed training a number of other solicitors.  Outside of work, he is a trustee of a local charity and enjoys playing guitar.

Professional Memberships

Law Society Children Panel


Association of Lawyers for Children

Notable Cases

Re X and Y [2015] EWHC 2095 (Fam) – Interaction between Declaration of Parentage and HFEA 1990.

Re K & B [2011] EWHC 2770 (Fam) – Application to remove from Jurisdiction

Re Z [2015] EWFC B3 – Care planning and placement needs of Child.

(Instructing Sol) RE BCC & FZ [2012] EWHC 1154 (Fam) – Use of Special Advocates in Care Proceedings.

(Instructing Solicitor) Re S (a child) [2014] EWHC 529 (Fam) – Adjournment of Care Proceedings for further assessments (out of Jurisdiction)

BCC & RT [2018] EWCOP B12 – Review of Deprivation of Liberty and Court of Protection

(Instructing Solicitor) BCC Vs Andrews & Others [2017] EWFC B19- EDS 4 within possible Non Accidental injury cases