Richard White


McMillan Williams

Lawyer Type:
  • Solicitor

McMillan Williams


Personal Profile

Children’s Well-Being and Adoption

Richard White qualified as a Solicitor in 1971. He has been a Consultant to McMillan Williams since 2007. Richard advises the firm in respect of their work under the Children Act 1989, the Adoption Act 1976, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and any other area of law relating to the welfare of children.

In 1986 Richard established the firm of White & Sherwin with his Partner Michael Sherwin, a niche firm specialising solely in the law relating to children.

Richard was a member of the Law Society Children Panel from its inception. Whilst now a non-practising solicitor, Richard remains a Tribunal Judge of the First-tier Tribunal of the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Special Educational Needs) and of the Social Entitlement Chamber, dealing with Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. He was the General Editor of Clarke Hall and Morrison, an encyclopaedia on the law relating to children, from 1985 to 2012, and co author of four editions of White, Carr and Lowe, a guide to the Children Act 1989, and two editions of Wards of Court.
Richard is the Secretary of the Michael Sieff Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving policy and practice for the well-being of children and young people.

Outside work Richard enjoys all forms of sport, especially cricket, and spending time with his family.


1 Heath Road
Thornton Heath

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