Richard Padley


"Presents his cases in the most effective way possible to get the best outcome for his clients"

- Instructing Solicitor


Richard joined chambers in October 2014 following successful completion of pupillage in chambers. Recent instructions have included:

  • Representing Alex Pabon (led by Tom Allen QC and Catherine Rabaiotti) in respect of allegations of dishonestly manipulating the LIBOR benchmark
  • Representing a vulnerable individual charged with soliciting murder and possession of material likely to assist acts of terrorism
  • Representing an individual charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm, involving a firearm ‘drop’ at London Victoria Station.

Richard acts for both defendants and prosecuting authorities in a broad range of criminal matters arising at the Crown, Magistrates’, and Youth Court. He confidently leads people through difficult and complex matters at all stages of the criminal procedure process. Richard’s assistance and conduct of a complex firearm matter was described as ‘exemplary’ by those instructing him. Richard has worked with various professional witnesses, including cell site and telephone analysis experts, DNA and veterinary practitioners, undertaking extensive assessment and analysis of their evidence to assess the merits of the conclusions they seek to draw.

From February 2017 Richard became direct access qualified.

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Regulatory and Consumer


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