Richard Milne > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


Richard’s methodical but creative intellect, ensures him a steady flow of significant cases involving money laundering and banking, tax, VAT and NHS frauds. He is regularly instructed by the major prosecuting bodies, but also undertakes a significant amount of defence work. He has particular expertise in the fields of restraint and confiscation proceedings. Previous experience includes a two year secondment to the Financial Services Authority, where he prepared and presented cases on their behalf. He is also on the panel of the serious fraud office’s approved list of counsel. Richard has extensive experience of both prosecuting and defending in all areas of serious crime. He also has extensive experience of defending in Courts-Martial. He appears regularly for both the Crown and the defence in the Court of Appeal, and for the Crown in the Courts-Martial Appeal Court. Richard has an extensive practice involving regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. He appears regularly in police misconduct proceedings, appearing on behalf of the director of professional standards for both the Metropolitan Police Service and the Thames Valley Police, and also for the Independent Police Complaints Commission at such hearings. He has also lectured to and assisted in the training of the defending police federation representatives for Sussex Police. Richard was seconded full-time in 1998 for two years to the solicitors department of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), preparing and presenting cases on their behalf in disciplinary tribunals and appeal tribunals. Since his secondment he has appeared in a number of FSA disciplinary tribunals. An established practitioner, Richard is regularly instructed in cases which are of high value and complex in nature. Known for his meticulous attention to detail he undertakes advisory and advocatory roles across the breadth of the fraud practice area. R v Da Silva 2 Cr App R 35, is a leading case in which he was involved, concerning the meaning of suspicion in money laundering offences. Richard is regularly instructed by the General Medical Council to present disciplinary cases on their behalf.


Called 1992; Middle and Inner Temple.


Sherborne School; Oxford University (1984 MA).