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

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
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 > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Littler QCExchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers is a ‘stand-out set‘ with a ‘first class offering‘. The set has an ‘unparalleled depth of counsel‘ and ‘experienced barristers‘. Key areas of focus include all forms of serious crime including murder, financial crime, sexual abuse and drug offences. Gordon Cole QC specialises in defence and prosecution in cases involving murder, manslaughter, drugs and sexual abuse. Cole successfully prosecuted in a month long murder trial that involved the defendant having a history of bullying, intimidation and financial abuse. Tania Griffiths QC is also noted and defends allegations of historic and contemporary sexual abuse. Richard Littler QC is another stand-out name and displays expertise in cases involving terrorism, organised crime and fraud. Littler is representing the defendant in a number of cases concerning Reynhard Sinaga, who is thought to have raped at least two hundred men in Manchester, which has involved four Crown Court trials plus appeals.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Littler QCExchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers is an ‘excellent set‘ for professional disciplinary law, with ‘ample of experienced barristers in this field‘.  Richard Littler QC defends Police Federation members before misconduct tribunals and in appeals. Moving the medical context, Jason MacAdam and Nicholas Walker are also noted and both deploy considerable experience representing healthcare professionals.