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Richard Vile

Crime Team Leader

Richard joined Doughty Street in October 2011, and is a Crime Team Leader responsible for developing and managing all forms of criminal work, but with a particular focus on regulatory and financial crime.  With over 24 years’ clerking experience, he manages the practices of a number of our Silks and senior juniors, and is always happy to advise solicitors and others on suitable choices of counsel, and to agree private fees.

Having initially qualified as a graphic designer, Richard is involved in developing the criminal team’s marketing collateral, and having experienced countless changes affecting the criminal justice system in the intervening years, he brings a wealth of knowledge to Doughty Street Crime.  He is widely regarded as our resident Criminal Legal Aid expert.

A loyal supporter of Leyton Orient, Richard also enjoys running, the odd ski-ing holiday, and is in demand by pub quiz teams everywhere owing to his renowned knowledge of 20th Century pop music facts.


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Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS