Richard Barraclough QC > Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC
Six Pump Court


Richard Barraclough QC has a broad practice developed after qualifying as a commercial solicitor in the City and over 30 years at the Bar. His criminal work involves fraud, murder, abuse and other very serious crime including money laundering and illegal money lending. He otherwise practises in the area of regulatory, local authority, health and safety (including marine matters) (with an emphasis on structures), personal injury (catastrophic and psychiatric injuries), professional and medical negligence, coronial and administrative law. He has a wide advisory practice relating to fraud, offshore trusts, contracts, corporate and commercial matters, directors/trustee and professional liability and compliance. He sits as legal assessor to the GMC and the GDC. He has an interest in intellectual property, internet liability and the ‘Dark Net’. He has lectured on various matters including the legal aspects of thoracic medicine, abuse of process, the Ogden multipliers, homicide investigation, the pathology of knife crime and intellectual property (civil enforcement). He is a renowned advocate. He has large number of reported cases.


Called 1980; Inner Temple; took silk 2003; admitted as a solicitor (commercial) in 1978.


Fluent French; good working knowledge of German.


PNBA; ALBA; PIBA; FLBA; the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Medico-Legal Society; the Society for Advanced Legal Studies; the British Academy of Forensic Science.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard Barraclough QCSix Pump CourtHe never loses focus in multi-day cross-examinations.

Six Pump Court is well known for its strength in handling serious prosecution work, notably, cases of sexual offending and homicide. In recent news, Richard Barraclough QC and Danny Moore prosecuted four defendants charged with pre-meditated murder concerning an ongoing conflict over the control of illegal drug supplies in Maidstone; all four were convicted. In another high-profile matter, ‘modern and forward-thinking silk‘ Oliver Saxby QC prosecuted in the “Maids Moreton Murder” trial, where Benjamin Field, a 28-year-old churchwarden, was convicted of the murder of 69-year-old Peter Farquhar.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Barraclough QCSix Pump CourtHe has huge court presence, commanding both attention and respect.

Among the leading sets on the circuit, members of Six Pump Court are particularly active in Kent, defending and prosecuting in some of the most prolific and serious criminal cases. By way of example, Richard Barraclough QC achieved prosecuted four defendants, all of whom were convicted of a pre-meditated drug-related murder in Maidstone after a two month trial. Oliver Saxby QC successfully prosecuted the mother of a baby who drowned while unsupervised in a bath for gross negligence manslaughter.