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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Fax:
Fax 0113 2424395
DX:
26402 LEEDS Park Square
Email:
Web:
www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Richard Wright QC

Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Richard Wright QC is a criminal advocate who has defended or prosecuted many of the highest-profile cases in the North of England. He was described as “the standout junior” on the North Eastern Circuit (The Legal 500, 2011) and “in the ascendant” (Chambers and Partners, 2013). He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013 and, since taking silk, has been constantly in demand to act in a series of significant and complex cases.In addition to his portfolio of legally aided cases, Richard regularly acts for companies and individuals on a private-fee basis in both criminal and regulatory cases (particularly environmental, health & safety and food-hygiene breaches). Richard is often retained to act on a private basis in driving cases, of which he has acquired an extensive and specialist knowledge

Career

Call 1998, Silk 2013

Member

North Eastern CircuitLiberty

Education

1997
University of Leeds, LLB


Regional Bar: North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersHe makes everyone else look like foothills compared to Mount Everest.

Within: Crime

Park Square Barristers is the 'chambers of choice' for many criminal solicitors within the region, with clients praising the 'strong range of alternative counsel' that can be provided where necessary. Head of chambers Richard Wright QC is known for prosecuting some of the circuit's most high-profile cases, and recently prosecuted in in the Huddersfield grooming trials, with Kate Batty acting as his junior. In another stand-out case, Peter Moulson QC defended a restaurant owner charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a patron from an allergic reaction, only the second such prosecution to be undertaken.

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersHighly experienced in environmental and agricultural matters.

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Members of Park Square Barristers are commonly instructed in health and safety cases, with a particular focus on the prosecution of such cases. Other notable areas of specialism include food standards and Environment Agency prosecutions, as well as police law.  Of recent note, Richard Wright QC represented the CPS in an appeal brought by slaughterhouse operator M Najib & Sons, which had been convicted of failing to supply samples for the monitoring of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (a category of prion diseases which includes scrapie).

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