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180 NORTH GOWER STREET, LONDON, NW1 2NB, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7874 8300
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Nigel Richardson

Tel:
Work 020 7874 8368
Email:
Web:
www.hja.net
Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

Work Department

Criminal Defence.

Position

Nigel is a highly-regarded expert in representing defendants accused of sexual offences, and is the author of one of the main legal textbooks relating to this field: Richardson and Clark: Sexual Offences – A Practitioner’s Guide published by Bloomsbury Professional. He has acted in a number of recent high profile ‘historic abuse’ cases. He also deals with sexual freedom and obscenity cases and has a somewhat niche practice advising commercial or professional organisations on their potential criminal liability for materials they may publish or have in their possession. He campaigns for a changes in the criminal law relating to prostitution and is interested in free speech and rights to sexual expression and liberty. He has also acted successfully in a number of complicated appeals against conviction, tracing fresh evidence and rectifying errors made in the original preparation of the case for trial. He is an enthusiastic advocate, regularly representing his clients’ interests both in the magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Practicing also as a Deputy District Judge, he has an in-depth knowledge of law and procedure in the magistrates’ courts.

Career

Articles at Hodge Jones & Allen; qualified 1987, Partner 1990. Lecturer in criminal law at Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (part-time 1994-2001). Deputy District Judge 2009.

Member

London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates. Deputy District Judge.

Education

Oxford University (1980 MA English); City of London Polytechnic (1985 CPE and Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Climbing, skiing.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Nigel Richardson - Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors

Within: Crime: general

Nigel Richardson leads Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors' criminal practice, which is very well known for handling cases involving serious sexual offences, murder, drugs, and matters with a human rights element. Raj Chada is 'unflappable' and 'totally committed to his clients'. Kiran Mehta is 'incisive and effective'.

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