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Barrister - Ricky Seal

Year of Call:  2012

Ricky Seal Family CV

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Senior Practice Manager
Adam Wadley

Practice Group Clerks
Edmund Milburn
Laura Tew
Oliver Spinks

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

Tel: +44 (0) 845 210 5555
Fax: +44 (0) 121 606 1501
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Ricky Seal - Family

Ricky practises exclusively in family law.

Ricky is regularly instructed in care proceedings on behalf of local authorities and parents. He acts at all stages of proceedings from contested applications for emergency protection orders and interim care orders to final hearings. He has experience of cases involving public interest immunity and the Official Solicitor. Ricky also teaches the law module of the Post Qualifying Award in Social Work with Children, Young People, the Families and Carers at the University of Birmingham.

Ricky is frequently instructed in private law children disputes (including enforcement) from FHDRA to final hearing. He has experience of cases involving: parental alienation and implacable hostility; domestic and sexual abuse; the appointment of rule 16.4 guardians; internal relocation; and temporary removal from the jurisdiction (to both Hague and non-Hague convention countries).

Ricky accepts instructions in relation to all stages of proceedings under the Family Law Act including appearing on behalf of both applicants and respondents at contested final hearings.

Other experience

Ricky is a member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit and a professional volunteer with the Birmingham Free Legal Advice Group at the University of Birmingham. 

Previous experience

Prior to joining No5, Ricky was a paralegal and junior fee earner at Hornby and Levy Solicitors in Brixton, South London specialising in all areas of family law.


Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding; College of Law)
LLB in Law with European Legal Studies (First Class Honours; King’s College London)
Associateship of King’s College London


Inner Temple
Midland Circuit
Family Law Bar Association
Resolution (Associate)
Bar Pro Bono Unit