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.

Richard represents both Defendants and Prosecuting authorities in a broad range of criminal and regulatory matters. He confidently leads people through difficult and complex proceedings. Richard has worked with a variety of professional witnesses, including cell site experts, forensic scientists and veterinary practitioners in both his defence and prosecution work.

Before coming to the Bar Richard worked as a paralegal for a number of firms of solicitors specialising in a range of criminal matters from high street legal aid cases to large scale international fraud and bribery.

Richard was appointed as a CPS Level 2 prosecutor in January 2018, and subsequently appointed at the same level to specialist prosecution panels for Fraud, Proceeds of Crime and Serious Crime matters.

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White Collar Crime and Fraud

Fraud and Revenue Offences

Confiscation and Restraint

General Crime

Regulatory and Consumer Protection

Professional Discipline


Other Interests

Education and Professional