Mr Richard Littler KC > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Criminal; Regulatory


Richard is an experienced criminal and regulatory barrister with over 20 years’ experience. He is instructed in highly serious criminal cases encompassing complex fraud, terrorism, serious violence, firearms offences, money laundering, armed robbery, and serious sexual offences. He is a Category 4 Prosecutor.

He has conducted a wide range of regulatory advocacy including acting on behalf of healthcare professionals, police officers, teachers, doctors, chiropractors, dentists, directors and sportsmen/women. He regularly attends FTP hearings at the General Medical Council and General Chiropractic Council. In particular, Richard has established a strong practice representing police officers facing misconduct proceedings.

He has represented families and Interested Persons at Inquests pre and post the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, Coroner (Inquests) Rules 2013 and Coroners Investigations Regulations 2013. He has conducted both Article 2 and Traditional Inquests and had vast experience of Inquests with or without jurors.


Called 1994


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


  • LLB Manchester University
  • Inn: Grays

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Littler KCExchange Chambers

The members at Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise in professional disciplinary actions, representing medical and healthcare professionals and members of the police force.  Richard Littler KC is active in defending Police Federation members in misconduct tribunals and before the Police Appeals Tribunals. Nicholas Walker is also notable in acting for police officers. Jason MacAdam is also a key member.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Littler KCExchange Chambers

Key areas of work for the ‘highly regarded‘ members of Exchange Chambers include murder, financial crime, sexual abuse and drug offences, and the set is praised as ‘one of the leading sets in the North of England‘. John Jones KC has an established criminal practice, and recently acted for the defendant a manslaughter case concerning a victim choking on a bone after being fed whilst asleep. The set also houses Ben Myers KC, who handles murder and money laundering cases, as well as drug trafficking and organised crime matters. Richard Littler KC is another name of note and has expertise in cases regarding terrorism, fraud and organised crime. David Temkin KC has a thriving criminal law practice and recently acted for the defendant in a case regarding the murder of a retired Liverpool Crown Prosecution Service lawyer. Charlotte Kenny  handles serious cases of fraud and sexual offences, and also recently successfully defended a man who was acquitted of attempted murder. Richard Brigden  joined the team from Garden Court North Chambers in January 2022.