I am Richard Buxton, the founder of Mortlake Law & Mediation. I was educated at St Paul’s and graduated in law in 1974 before qualifying as a Family Law Mediator in 2014.
My legal experience spans over 40 years working with London and Singapore law firms, specializing in Property Law, Advocacy and Litigation, Family Law, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Quite a mix!
Now, I prefer to work independently and locally as a Lawyer and Mediator in SW London.
In setting up my own practice, my desire was to move away from the traditional model of a Law Firm. After many years in the legal profession, I have seen too many cases unreasonably grow where a resolution could have been sought earlier. Indeed, I have dealt with many High Court cases – they’re not cheap!
At Mortlake Law & Mediation we want my clients to have a sense of control over their situation. Legal intervention is not the only way forward when you face a dispute. Mediation can in some cases be fairer and reach a more pleasing conclusion. That is why we have trained Family and Interpersonal Mediators available . As a client you can make an informed choice about the help you need.
Our aim is to offer solid practical advice, through our unashamed level of legal experience, in a cost effective way – our hourly rate is only £120 (no vat) per hour.We do not charge this for clerical tasks or travelling .We achieve this by running an office from home and arranging legal services so that clients can complete certain tasks themselves – the simple tasks that many law firms charge an extortionate hourly rate for.