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1 Crown Office Row


Richard Booth KC has practised at 1 Crown Office Row since being called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1993 and is our current Head of Chambers.

He specialises in clinical negligence, disciplinary / regulatory law, personal injury (especially brain and sports injuries), costs, inquests and sports law.


Call: 1993; KC: 2013; Middle Temple.

Junior counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s regional panel) 2000-2012;

Recorder (Wales Circuit) since 2008.

Richard grew up in South Wales before taking degrees in Cambridge and Brussels. As a junior, he had a broad base of advocacy experience in a variety of courts and tribunals the length and breadth of the country.


French, Spanish.


Bar European Group; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; British Association for Sport and Law.


Monmouth School; Michaelhouse, Natal; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (MA Hons); Université Libre de Bruxelles (Master’s in European Law – Lic.Spec.Dr.Eur).


Sport (especially rugby), surfing, promoting live music.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Booth KC1 Crown Office RowExcellent negotiator, able to win over the opposition. Clients, experts and the judiciary appreciate his approach.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Booth KC1 Crown Office Row