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Chambers of Richard Wright QC

6 PARK SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 2LW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Fax:
Fax 0113 2424395
DX:
26402 LEEDS Park Square
Email:
Web:
www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Richard Wright QC

Tel:
Work 0113 2459763
Park Square Barristers (Chambers of Richard Wright QC)

Work Department

Criminal

Position

Richard Wright QC is a criminal advocate who has defended or prosecuted many of the highest-profile cases in the North of England. He was described as “the standout junior” on the North Eastern Circuit (The Legal 500, 2011) and “in the ascendant” (Chambers and Partners, 2013). He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013 and, since taking silk, has been constantly in demand to act in a series of significant and complex cases.In addition to his portfolio of legally aided cases, Richard regularly acts for companies and individuals on a private-fee basis in both criminal and regulatory cases (particularly environmental, health & safety and food-hygiene breaches). Richard is often retained to act on a private basis in driving cases, of which he has acquired an extensive and specialist knowledge

Career

Call 1998, Silk 2013

Member

North Eastern CircuitLiberty

Education

1997
University of Leeds, LLB


London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

Excellent setPark Square Barristers has established expertise in criminal, family and regulatory matters; personal injury and clinical negligence law is another key area. In 2018 Andrew Mitchell and Claire Murden were appointed to the district and circuit benches, respectively. Senior managing clerk Richard Sadler leads the clerking team, which includes ‘brilliant’ senior civil clerk Francine Kirk and regulatory and public law clerk Madeleine Gray (‘always goes the extra mile’). Key contacts also include senior civil clerk Francine Kirk, senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton and senior family clerk Claudine Cooper (‘a star’). Collectively, the team ‘is happy to challenge the traditional barriers between solicitors and barristers to offer a more progressive and pragmatic service which can only benefit the end user: the lay client’. In 2018 Richard Wright QC took over as sole head of chambers after Andrew Lewis QC stepped down from the post. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Within: Set overviews: England and Wales

Excellent setPark Square Barristers has established expertise in criminal, family and regulatory matters; personal injury and clinical negligence law is another key area. In 2018 Andrew Mitchell and Claire Murden were appointed to the district and circuit benches, respectively. Senior managing clerk Richard Sadler leads the clerking team, which includes ‘brilliant’ senior civil clerk Francine Kirk and regulatory and public law clerk Madeleine Gray (‘always goes the extra mile’). Key contacts also include senior civil clerk Francine Kirk, senior criminal clerk Andrew Thornton and senior family clerk Claudine Cooper (‘a star’). Collectively, the team ‘is happy to challenge the traditional barriers between solicitors and barristers to offer a more progressive and pragmatic service which can only benefit the end user: the lay client’. In 2018 Richard Wright QC took over as sole head of chambers after Andrew Lewis QC stepped down from the post. Offices in: Leeds

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Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Richard Wright QC - Park Square BarristersAn exceptional jury advocate.

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