• 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 both prosecutes and defends 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, neurologists and forensic scientists, and has run a series of seminars on the use of expert witnesses in criminal proceedings. Richard also holds experience in extradition law, having previously assisted in the drafting of the chapter on extradition proceedings in Blackstone’s Criminal Practice. Richard is a hardworking and dedicated advocate both on his own but also as part of a team acting as led junior.

Recent instructions include:

R v Imtiaz and others – 7 handed prosecution of individuals involved in fraudulently obtaining and dispersal of £500k, involving an alleged bank employee as the inside individual. Led by Denis Barry;

Op Kraken – Disclosure junior to Robert O’Sullivan QC and Stephen Hopper in a 14 handed conspiracy to defraud involving false English language tests;

For legal updates and commentary follow Richard on his LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/padley5pb/%20

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White Collar Crime

Fraud and Revenue Offences

General Fraud and Money Laundering

Revenue Fraud

HMRC Regulatory Offences

Confiscation and Restraint

General Crime

Drug Offences

Theft, Burglary and General Dishonesty

Court Martial

General Crime

Regulatory and Consumer Protection

Professional Discipline

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