Rich Risino



Rich is a specialist personal tax and estate planning lawyer based in Rix & Kay’s Sevenoaks office. In 2018 he was ranked as one of only three Associates to Watch in Kent by Chambers and Partnersthe leading independent research journal covering lawyer’s capabilities.

His practice focuses on advising individuals on how best to navigate and plan for their personal tax, estate and succession planning concerns. This covers a range of instructions from drawing simple to more complex Wills and the creation, administration and taxation of trusts, through to advising on the tax consequences of and ways in which to purchase and hold family businesses and wealth.

Prior to joining Rix & Kay Rich worked in the tax department of a national firm and has experience of working with business owners on the ways in which business tax issues are relevant to, and need to be borne in mind, from the point of view of family tax, estate and succession planning.


Rich works with a broad range of clients from individuals and their families eager to plan for the future succession to their estate, whatever that might be, through to business owners working towards a sale, trustees concerned about their duties and responsibilities, and executors dealing with complex estates.

Experience and approach

Rich’s advice is practical and robust. He aims to facilitate sensible personal tax, estate and succession planning anchored around getting clients into the position they would like to be in without overcomplicating matters.

A complex plan does not always easily fit and adapt to changing personal and family circumstances. Very often a simpler solution can better accommodate the desired outcomes and with that in mind, Rich is always focuses on putting the technical legal and tax estate planning issues properly into context.

Rich is a Governor at Sevenoaks Prep School in Sevenoaks and, although a proud West Cumbrian, he is a former resident of Sevenoaks and now lives in mid Kent.

What Rich’s clients say:

“I just wanted to say Thank You. Most lawyers and those in the know tend to speak down to little old ladies like me, my knowledge of the finer details of the law being non-existent! You never did and for that I am grateful”
Private client quote – 2017

“Very approachable and friendly, explained the process clearly to us both, very impressed, we shall be requiring your services again shortly.”
Private client quote – 2017

Rich Risino advises high net worth individuals and families on estate planning and succession planning matters. He is experienced in the administration of trusts, as well as providing tax advice. A source says: “He’s very charismatic, technically very knowledgeable, as well as very intelligent in terms of handling clients.” Another interviewee reports that “he is approachable, practical and directs his attention to the advice and work required. He is always willing to help and responds swiftly to enquiries.”
Chambers and Partners 2018