David Richards > Chambers of David Berkley QC > Bournemouth, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
3PB BOURNEMOUTH, 30 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
BOURNEMOUTH
BH1 3PD
England

Work Department

Crime, Public law and regulatory, Licensing, Marine and Fisheries.

Position

Specialist trial advocate with extensive experience defending and prosecuting the full range of criminal offences. Recent cases include fraud, money laundering, serial rape and child cruelty.

Has appeared in and written on Courts martial. Has appeared for the Service Prosecuting Authority in a variety of cases in the Court Martial Appeal Court and High Court. Has taken judicial review and case stated to High Court and House of Lords.

Excellent with clients. Appeared on behalf of a lorry driver in a death by dangerous driving trial and the instructing solicitor commented that he took care to explain the case and process to the lay client making the trial a far easier experience for him. Is developing a practice in maritime law.

Career

Called 1989; Middle Temple.

Education

Cambridge University.

Leisure

Cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David Richards3PBThorough, hardworking, and excellent at marshalling evidence.

Members of 3PB are particularly experienced in health and safety cases, receiving both prosecution and defence instructions. Notable areas of specialism include maritime prosecutions and care home deaths, where David Richards and Nicholas Cotter are the key names to note respectively. Notable recent cases include Richards’ prosecution of a yacht operator for the gross negligence manslaughter of four sailors lost at sea, and Cotter’s defence of a care home after three patients died; the home was accused of negligent care following injuries sustained by the deceased upon falling out of a window.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David Richards3PBAn experienced advocate who has excellent client skills.