Richard Lyttelton


Richard has been a Partner at GQ since June 2023. He is based in our New Plymouth office and leads our Family Law Team.


Richard joined Govett Quilliam in July 2021. He studied law at the University of Otago. Since graduating in 2014, Richard has been practising almost exclusively in family law. Richard has extensive experience in relationship property, estate litigation, care of children, guardianship, Oranga Tamariki and family violence matters.

Richard’s broad experience in family law enables him to provide pragmatic advice to clients dealing with issues “from the cradle to the grave”. Richard appears frequently before the Family Court. Prior to working at Govett Quilliam, Richard worked in a large family law team in Auckland.

Outside of Govett Quilliam

Originally from the South Island, Richard is passionate about the outdoors and is a keen skier and tramper. Richard likes to spend the rest of his time reading novels or history books, playing guitar and spending time with his partner, friends and family.

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