Richard Mohabir

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.

Notable Cases

  • R v Layne (2015)

    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.

  • R v Francis (2015)

    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.

  • R v Jethwa and Ors (2015)

    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.

  • R v Jinjika (2014)

    Oxford Crown Court – Six benefit fraud (totalling over £100,000) and two identity document counts. Involved a mentally ill Defendant.

  • R v Osman (2014)

    Kingston Crown Court (privately funded) – Threats to kill (acquittal) wife with a knife in the presence of their children.

  • R v Alaka and Other (2013)

    Basildon Crown Court – Mortgage fraud of over £200,000. Persuaded the Prosecution to offer no evidence.

  • R v Pennycook (2013)

    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.

  • R v Brooks (2013)

    Central Criminal Court – Possession with intent to supply cannabis. Involved a strong application of the R v Twist rules relating to mobile telephone evidence.

  • Gabriel Withers and Ors v Nachelle Crowther (2013)

    Croydon County Court – Infant settlement hearing in relation to payment for injuries in a road traffic accident.

  • Police v Al-Mousawi (2014)

    Westminster Magistrates Court – Cash forfeiture of over £50,000.

  • The Judicial Authority of Poland v Marcin Pulik (2014)

    Westminster Magistrates Court – Article 8 right to a family life argument.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Middle Temple

Education and Languages

LLB Law (Hons) – Nottingham Trent University

Bar Vocational Course – Nottingham Law School