The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 2283
DX:
223 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.doughtystreet.co.uk
Bristol, London, Manchester

Richard Fisher QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Richard is a criminal law specialist instructed in an advisory capacity and as a trial advocate as a leading, led and sole junior. His general criminal practice includes cases of alleged murder, other serious violence, drugs supply, sexual offences and all forms of acquisitive crime. He has developed a particular specialism in cases involving allegations of significant fraud, money laundering, regulatory offences and associated Proceeds of Crime Act litigation. In the Proceeds of Crime field he is instructed in cash forfeiture proceedings in the Magistrates Court, restraint and confiscation proceedings in the Crown Court and civil recovery proceedings in the High Court. He has conducted judicial review in the Administrative Court and cases in the Court of Appeal. Recent and current cases include: the important Court of Appeal money laundering decision of R v W & Others [2008] 3 All ER 533; R v K (Money laundering £137million); R v S (VAT Fraud of £25million); R v H (property franchise fraud) R v F (Medicines Act & Veterinary Medicines Regulations prosecution); R v T (Government ILA fraud), R v J (property fraud on the Land Registry £7.5m); R v CJ & R v SJ (Missing Trader VAT frauds, Operations Emersed, Shepherd & Devout totalling some £200million). In general serious crime, recent cases include: R v M (West London gang related murder); R v C (Romany ‘fair fight’ murder); and the large scale conspiracy to supply class A drugs operations: R v A (heroin in South Wales); R v B (cocaine in Birmingham); and R v A and R v S (re: extensive ‘street supply’ police investigations deploying undercover officers in Birmingham).

Career

Called 1994; Lincoln’s Inn. Licensed to accept direct public access work. Lincolns Inn sponsor. Publications of note: co-author of ‘Blackstones Guide to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002’ (2nd, 3rd & 4th Edition). Has written articles for ‘Archbold News’ and the ‘Solicitors Journal’ and contributed to written responses by Liberty and the CBA.

Languages

Very basic French.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; Justice; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.

Education

King Henry VIII School, Coventry; University of Bristol (1993, LLB); Inns of Court Law School (1994).

Leisure

Family, films, foods and sports.


London Bar

Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Richard Fisher QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe tells it like it is – always straightforward and watertight advice.

[back to top]

Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading silks

Richard Fisher QC - Doughty Street ChambersHe speaks with great authority and encyclopaedic knowledge and gives solid, practical advice.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to