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.