I joined Porter Dodson in 1996 shortly after I was admitted as a solicitor and became a partner in 2001.

    I have over 18 years’ experience dealing in particular with issues relating to marital and relationship breakdown. I act for a wide range of clients, including landowners, farmers and high net worth individuals, and I offer both the more traditional court route for resolving disputes and collaborative law.

    I am an accredited Resolution specialist, a committee member of Dorset Resolution and am the Chair of North and West Dorset collaboratively trained lawyers group, which aims to promote and grow consensual dispute resolution.

    I provide a supportive, strategic and realistic approach to dispute resolution which delivers client-focused outcomes in a cost-effective way. My collaborative practice allows me to work with my clients to produce solutions which are tailored to their needs.

    I have been recommended once again in the Legal 500 (2019) as "a tenacious and thorough practitioner, who is able to deal with the most difficult of personalities in a calm and reasoned manner" . I was described in previous editions as "knowledgeable, professional and friendly",exceptional”, “a well-regarded collaborative lawyer” and “quick-thinking …show(ing) empathy and humour, and is straight down the line”.

    I have been recommended in Chambers UK since 2016.

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    Very professional service provided by Richard Baker and his team. Will most definitely recommend Porter Dodson and Richard in the future.

    Mr B

    Richard is honest in his description of the divorce proceedings. His work was exceptional at all times. Thank you.

    Mr Stokes

    Professional, diligent and knowledgeable.

    Mr B

    Your service has been very friendly and efficient. You have advised me clearly and indicated the best course of action for me.

    Mr Rees

    Richard Baker ‘is a tenacious and thorough practitioner, who is able to deal with the most difficult of personalities in a calm and reasoned manner’

    Legal 500 2019

    Sources describe him as a ‘sharp and tenacious’ lawyer

    Chambers 2019

    Very good service, took so much stress off me during a life changing event. Money well spent, you pay for what you get and you get 10 out of 10. Thank you Richard baker and Juliette Foote.

    Mr C

    Very friendly service at a worrying and traumatic time. Richard Baker made me feel at ease and explained everything to me clearly in plain English.

    Mr D

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