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, forensic scientists and veterinary practitioners in both his defence and prosecution work. 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.

Recent cases have included:

  • Successfully securing an out of court disposal for a multi-million-pound property company based in Mayfair for allegations contrary to environmental regulations;
  • Successfully persuading the prosecution, on behalf of an interested third party, to remove from the sought available amount in confiscation proceedings a property valued at £750k thereby avoiding the third party from having to attend court and give evidence;
  • Successfully prosecuting two individuals for counterfeiting over £500k;
  • Successfully securing the acquittal of a student alleged to have assaulted a caretaker at student accommodation.

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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