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Egan Meyer

Work Department

Criminal Department


Richard Egan qualified in 1990 and has been working in criminal law in London ever since. Richard has developed a reputation for excellence throughout his career and has been instructed in some of the most serious criminal cases to come before the courts.  Highlighted cases include representing Wayne Couzens in relation to the murder of Sarah Everard, acting for the “Speedboat killer” Jack Shepherd in his trial at the Old Bailey and  successfully acted in the acquittal of Tania Clarence who was tried for the murder of her 3 disabled children. Richard was voted Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year when defending the man wrongly accused of training the 9/11 pilots against attempted extradition to the United States. He also acted for defendants accused of conspiracy to murder in the transatlantic airline ‘liquid bomb’ plot and the lead defendant accused of attempted murder in the London/Glasgow bomb plots. He has had a successful practice in defending high profile private clients. He is on retainer for a leading London Premier League football club and he recently represented footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in an allegation of common assault and criminal damage securing a caution and also acted for Manchester City player Kyle Walker in a police investigation into indecent exposure securing an out of court settlement. Richard has acted successfully in defending a number of army courts martial proceedings and currently acts for a large number of ex British Army soldiers accused of murder in historical Northern Ireland Legacy investigations by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Richard is regularly instructed in extremely serious and high profile cases requiring media management and has significant experience in dealing with the additional burdens that close media scrutiny may present. His work has been profiled in The Times, The Daily Mail and The Guardian newspapers.