Richard is instructed on a mainly private basis as a specialist regulatory and white collar crime practitioner.
Member of the Inner Temple, Philip R Reichmann Scholar
Visiting Lecturer University of Law
Richard is instructed on a mainly private basis as a specialist regulatory and white collar crime practitioner. His focus is on defending those accused of Trading Standards offences, professional disciplinary and complex or high value fraud matters.
He is regularly instructed to defend in relation to Trading Standards, HMRC, Health and Safety, Professional Disciplinary and compliance matters and brings a wealth of experience representing medical professionals, police officers, company directors and corporate entities, both in criminal and regulatory matters.
Richard is often instructed in insurance backed cases and has appeared on behalf of such clients in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Coroners Courts, Court of Appeal and before professional disciplinary tribunals.
He has strong experience of Trading Standards and Health and Safety matters and has been involved in a number of cases involving Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. Richard also undertakes private prosecution work.
In addition, Richard has a busy practice defending professionals and business clients accused of general criminal matters, and providing them with guidance as well as representation from the earliest stages of any inquiry, through to the conclusion of proceedings before the courts.
Richard is well known for his detailed and incisive grasp of cases, extremely high work rate and ability to master complex and detailed cases exceptionally quickly. He is known for his committed and determined approach. Richard is a strong jury advocate and an able tactician.
He combines a thorough but personable approach to the clients he represents and believes in engaging with the lay client, solicitor and the case at the very earliest opportunity to provide what amounts to a ‘crisis management’ service. Richard has a commercial approach to the resolution of the cases with which he deals, understanding that for many clients there is a need to address business concerns or professional issues in addition to the matters which may be the subject of litigation. He frequently delivers training to professional bodies and police forces in the criminal justice process.
Richard is a member of the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and represents those dealing with issues arising from firearms or shotgun licensing under the Firearms Act.