Alistair Richardson > Chambers of Simon Denison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Alistair is a highly regarded and sought after practitioner with a busy advisory and court practice. He is approachable and dedicated. Alistair specialises in business and corporate crime, media and criminal law and criminal litigation. He regularly advises both multinational companies and individuals facing criminal or regulatory investigation. Alistair has an acute awareness of commercial and reputational implications for his clients. His advocacy and advisory skills are allied with keen tactical and strategic judgment. Alistair shows meticulous attention to detail and presents his argument and advice with rigorous clarity.


Called 2006. Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel (List B); Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 3).


University of Oxford, MA (Hons), Modern History.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Alistair Richardson6KBW College HillAlistair is a tremendous barrister. He is patient and has a very high attention to detail, and his measured style of advocacy is very persuasive. Resourceful, energetic and well-prepared; the court listens when he speaks.

A powerhouse of criminal advocacy‘, 6KBW College Hill is well known as ‘a premier division prosecution set‘ with ‘first-class counsel‘, but is also noted for its capabilities in handling defence instructions. Terrorism cases remain prominent in the team’s caseload; Duncan Penny QC successfully prosecuted Hashem Abedi, who was convicted of 22 counts of murder in respect of the bombing at the Manchester Arena in 2017. In another matter, Duncan Atkinson QC and Ben Lloyd acted for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the prosecution of Stephen Waterson and Adrian Hoare following the death of Hoare’s three-year-old son from asphyxiation, allegedly due to being crushed by Waterson’s car seat; Waterson was convicted of manslaughter, while Hoare received a two-year sentence for child cruelty. Also of note, Alistair Richardson, unled, prosecuted Tristan Morgan, a neo-Nazi who attempted to burn down Exeter Synagogue. Dorian Lovell-Pank QC retired from practice in January 2020.