Richard Wormald QC > Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Lewis QC & Hugo Keith QC
Three Raymond Buildings


Richard’s fields of practice are: Crime, Fraud, Civil Litigation, Licensing and Gaming, Professional Discipline and Regulatory, Public and Administrative law, Inquests, VAT and Tax Tribunals.


Currently engaged: defending a Police Commissioner charged with election fraud; UK’s largest organized-benefits fraud; a private equity fund partnership dispute in the High Court; for the claimant in an unfair prejudice petition in the commercial court; in a civil bitcoin/tax fraud; conducting a private prosecution for investor-fraud; terrorism appeals (including instructed at the request of the Vice-President by the Registrar); judicial review for Briggs Price (heroin smuggling); murder; conspiracy to murder; money-laundering; directors disqualification. In the recent past: commended by the Home Secretary for prosecuting people trafficking cases; awarded crime junior of the year.


Call 1993; QC 2019. Qualified Gray’s Inn Advocacy Tutor; Senior External Monitor of the Inns of Court School of Law; Consultant to Arcadia (leadership and professional presentation).


University of York (BA joint Hons); City University, London (MA Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Wormald QCThree Raymond BuildingsA superb advocate and trial barrister, he is persuasive and eloquent.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Wormald QCThree Raymond BuildingsA very persuasive and sensible advocate, who is always on top of his brief. Clients love him.’