1COR hosts Local Government & Education Law Conference - Sep 2017
Richard was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and transferred to the Bar in 2004. Whilst a solicitor he specialized in Family work, being a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. He was active in Resolution and sat on the national management committee of National Family Mediation.
Richard acts for Local Authorities, parents and children in care and related cases. He acts for Local Authorities, family members and the “patient” in Mental Capacity Act 2005 cases in the Court of Protection as well as in displacement of nearest relative cases in the County Court.
He is active in the local FJB being Chair of the sub group on performance tasked with reporting on and trying to achieve conclusion of Family cases within statutory time scales.
Richard has provided training to Sussex and Worthing Law Societies on Court of Protection work and training on proceedings under Children Act 1989.
Richard was Chair of Governors of a large primary school in West Sussex. Whilst in that role he had responsibility for Special Educational Needs provision which is another area of interest to him.
1COR Hosts 2017 Court of Protection Conference - Sep 2017
Crown Office Row Judge the Junior Debating Competition at Sussex University - Apr 2015
Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska appointed as Associates of the University of Sussex - Mar 2015
Court service required to fund litigation in family proceedings - Jan 2015
Seminar: Article 15: Determining in which country to hold care proceedings - Nov 2014
Seminar: The Court of Protection, A gilded cage is still a cage - Apr 2014
Members Martin Downs and Richard Ager and Sophie Evans (pupil), have drafted two guides on how to appeal against care and placement orders - Jan 2014
Case Comment: Bristol City Council v A Mother & Ors - Sep 2012
Government announces new definition of Domestic violence - Sep 2012
President’s guidance on applications for prior authority in care proceedings - May 2012
Family Justice? The Family Justice Review & The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders - Nov 2011