Richard Baker

Porter Dodson

53 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UX
Phone: 01305 756300


Richard currently heads the family law Porter Dodson and is based in the firm's Dorchester office. He has previously worked in their Yeovil, Sherborne and Bridgwater offices, having had previous legal experience in Bournemouth.

Richard became a partner in 2001, having qualified as a solicitor in 1994. A family man himself, being married with 3 children, he appreciates the necessity for painless and smooth transitions for divorcing and separating couples with or without children from being together to living separately.

A committed member of Resolution, Richard works keenly to ensure that the cases with which he deals settle as amicably, cost-effectively and expeditiously as possible. Richard is an accredited specialist panel member of Resolution and is a trained collaborative family practitioner. He is, as well, a Law Society Family Law panel member.

Richard is a Board member of the Dorchester Citizens Advice Bureau and the Friends of West Dorset CABx. Richard's speciality is in assisting clients with large financial disputes and is well versed in dealing with - for example - farming partnerships and shareholdings in limited companies of many descriptions.

He also handles family disputes concerning children and for those couples who lived together but are not married he will deal with issues arising from the breakdown of these relationships. He is also skilled in dealing with contentious probate cases.