Richard Hickmet

Richard Hickmet
Called: 1974

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Richard Hickmet was called to the Bar in 1974 and is an experienced and highly respected practitioner. Whilst his reputation is of a forthright and fearless advocate, his experience of practice across a wide range of areas enable him to adopt the appropriate approach in all types of cases.


  • Matrimonial Finance
  • Care Proceedings
  • Private Family Law
  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA)
  • General Common Law
  • Planning


Recent reported cases in which Richard Hickmet has been involved include:

Re Q (Fact-Finding Hearing: Apparent Judicial Bias) [2014] EWCA Civ 918

Stodgell v Stodgell (2008) EWHC 1925 (Admin)
Ancillary relief: application of criminal confiscation orders made against husband where innocent wife seeking lump sum/transfer of property order.

Re P (Shared Residence Order) (2006) 2 FLR 347 (CA)
One of leading authorities on shared residence orders.

L (Children) (Care Proceedings: Significant Harm) (2007) 1FLR 1068 (CA)
Hard facts required to prove threshold.

Re L (Care: Threshold Criteria) (2007) 1FLR 2050 (Hedley J)
Leading authority on the meaning of significant harm.

Re F (Care Proceedings) (2007) Fam Law 1059 (CA)
Concept of ‘no case to answer’ has no place in public law cases.


Richard has regularly appeared for appellants in planning inquiries and hearings, and appeals by way of judicial review to the Administrative Court. He has also appeared in local planning inquires, enforcement proceedings and applications to injunct a breach of planning control.

Probate Wills & Trusts

Richard regularly appears on behalf of Claimant and Defendant in contested cases under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. He has acted in a number of contentious probate cases including those involving testamentary capacity, undue influence and fraud.


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