Mr Chris Richards > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Criminal; Personal Injury


Chris was called to the Bar in 2016. He became a tenant of Exchange Chambers in September 2017 following the successful completion of his common law pupillage with Chambers. Chris has a developing common law practice, with a focus on criminal law and personal injury.

He has acted for both the prosecution and defence in a variety of different criminal matters including assault, burglary, fraud, motoring offences and POCA proceedings. Chris recently appeared at the Old Bailey in London for a confiscation hearing under The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He also has experience of acting for both claimants and defendants in a broad range of personal injury matters involving applications, trials, case management conferences, Protocol hearings, and written advices on liability and quantum.

Chris is incredibly client-focused and approachable and understands the importance of a strong relationship with his clients and instructing solicitors. He prides himself on quick turnaround of papers, and is happy to provide advice on an informal basis.


Called, 2016


  • Northern Circuit


  • 2009-2012: BA degree in Geography; Emmanuel College, Cambridge [Class 2:1]
  • 2012-2013: MSc degree in Quaternary Science; Royal Holloway, University of London [Merit]
  • 2014-2015: Graduate Diploma in Law; City Law School, City University, London [Commendation]
  • 2015-2016: Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School, City University, London [Very Competent]