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Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC

3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
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Fax 020 7400 6464
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237 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.3rblaw.com
Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC), Richard Horwell QC, London, ENGLAND

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Richard Horwell QC

Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
Email:
Web:
www.3rblaw.com
Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC)

Position

Long recognised as a leading silk in Crime, Financial Crime, Inquests and Public Inquiries. Richard is renowned for his advisory and advocacy work across a wide range of disciplines and proceedings. He was Treasury Counsel from 1991 to 2006 (First Senior Treasury Counsel from 2002 to 2006) during which he prosecuted many high profile cases involving murder and terrorism. Since taking silk he has defended in numerous notable cases and has been instructed in prominent Inquests and Public Inquiries ranging from the Inquests touching the death of the Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed to the Litvinenko Public Inquiry. He advises prosecuting authorities in and outside this jurisdiction and since the announcement of the Goddard Inquiry has advised schools and other organisations how to respond to it. Richard has recently been engaged in an inquiry into the events surrounding the murder of Lynette White and the subsequent collapse of the Mouncher trial.

Main areas of practice:

  • Inquests and Public Inquiries
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Sexual offences
  • Fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Corruption and misfeasance in public office
  • Police discipline
  • Search warrants
  • Appellate advice and advocacy

Career

Called 1976; appointed Treasury Counsel 1991; Senior Treasury Counsel 1996-2006; First Senior Treasury Counsel 2002-06; appointed a Recorder 2004; Queen’s Counsel 2006;  Bencher, Gray's Inn 2009


London Bar

Crime

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Horwell QC - Three Raymond Buildings ‚Äė A pleasure to observe on his feet; he delivers especially well-crafted speeches. ‚Äô

Within: Crime

'An elite set with a second-to-none reputation', Three Raymond Buildings handles a number of more specialist criminal matters, including both prosecution and privately funded defence work. In particular, the set, which enjoys a close relationship with the Police Federation and its preferred firms of solicitors, has a strong track record in defending police officers in criminal cases. Richard Horwell QC prosecuted a couple who were convicted of murdering French au pair Sophie Lionnet over a false belief that she was having an affair with one of their ex partners, a former member of boy band Boyzone. Among the juniors, Guy Ladenburg successfully prosecuted the cold case rape of a pensioner in 1986, while Heather Oliver represented a police officer who was convicted of, but given an absolute discharge for, burglary with intent to commit criminal damage by attacking a barber shop with a traffic cone.

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