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 an Albanian national in a £1m conspiracy to supply cocaine;

  • Representing a nurse in regulatory proceedings alongside a concurrent gross negligence manslaughter investigation;

  • Representing an alleged jewellery burglar as part of £1.5m gold smelting operation 

Richard acts for both defendants and prosecuting authorities in a broad range of criminal matters. He confidently leads people through difficult and complex matters at all stages of criminal proceedings. 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. He has a strong base of background experience in white collar crime and was instructed to represent Alex Pabon at trial in relation to allegations of manipulating LIBOR, as well as representing Alessandro Gherzi at pre-trial proceedings relating to allegations surrounding the fraudulent sale of Argentinian Warrants through a large investment bank.

Since February 2017 Richard became direct access qualified allowing him to accept instructions directly from individuals and organisations seeking advice and assistance with criminal proceedings.

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White Collar Crime and Fraud


General Crime

Regulatory and Consumer

Professional Discipline

Road Traffic 

Other Interests

Education and Professional