Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18.00
Central Court 25 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1AL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
DX 458 London Chancery Lane
Chambers provides an out of hours service. If you call Chambers main number you will be diverted to the clerk on call who will be able to deal with your enquiry.
Year of Call - 2009
Richard appears on behalf of the Defence in a wide range of criminal matters in all courts.
He receives regular private and public instruction in cases of violence, sexual offences, drugs, theft, identity documents, public order, fraud, confiscation and driving offences.
Richard is known for and prides himself on his client care, ensuring they are fully informed and advised at all times. His court manner lends itself to being well received by Judges and juries alike. He is skilled at dealing with vulnerable witnesses and experienced in dealing with issues relating to mental health and proceeds of crime.
He accepts instructions on various private civil matters.
Before practice Richard worked in the criminal department of a busy High Street Solicitors firm. He garnered expansive experience of criminal litigation having conduct of cases from the Youth Court to Court of Appeal.
Richard is currently instructed on a multi-handed GBH and possession with intent to supply class A case.
Criminal Bar Association
LLB Law (Hons) – Nottingham Trent University
Bar Vocational Course – Nottingham Law School
Inner London Crown Court – successful unanimous acquittal of three rape counts after a 5 day trial. Included threats to kill with knives and prolonged detention.
Croydon Crown Court – Two counts of sexual assault (acquittal) and two counts of sexual activity of a child under 16. Involved the cross-examination of a child witness.
Southwark Crown Court – ABH and common assault (acquittals) of security guards in KFC, Leicester Square. Successful submission of no case to answer and not guilty pleas entered.
Oxford Crown Court – Six benefit fraud (totalling over £100,000) and two identity document counts. Involved a mentally ill Defendant.
Kingston Crown Court (privately funded) – Threats to kill (acquittal) wife with a knife in the presence of their children.
Basildon Crown Court – Mortgage fraud of over £200,000. Persuaded the Prosecution to offer no evidence.
Woolwich Crown Court – Possession of an offensive weapon (acquittal) to scare children aged between 10 – 15. Involved the cross-examination of an 11 and 13 year old.
Central Criminal Court – Possession with intent to supply cannabis. Involved a strong application of the R v Twist rules relating to mobile telephone evidence.
Croydon County Court – Infant settlement hearing in relation to payment for injuries in a road traffic accident.
Westminster Magistrates Court – Cash forfeiture of over £50,000.
Westminster Magistrates Court – Article 8 right to a family life argument.