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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

33 BROAD CHARE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 3351 551
Fax:
Fax 0191 261 0043
Email:
Web:
www.derestreet.co.uk
Newcastle upon Tyne, York

Anne Richardson

Tel:
Work 0844 335 1551
Email:
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

Position


"Her greatest strength is her compassion when dealing with vulnerable witnesses" – Legal 500 2015.

Anne is now one of the most senior and experienced members of the criminal team within chambers. She has been a Grade 4 prosecutor for many years and practises exclusively in crime, having begun her career with a mixed family/criminal practice.

Anne has a wealth of experience dealing with sexual offences of all categories and has developed a particular expertise conducting cases of historic abuse allegations and those involving young and vulnerable defendants. She has a calm uncomplicated manner and is recommended for her interpersonal skills and her ability to speak to and gain the confidence of witnesses and defendants.

She has dealt with cases involving witnesses as young as three and defendants as young as eleven and as old as 86. She also deals with cases involving domestic violence and indecent images of all levels.

Anne has prosecuted and defended in cases involving serious violence, including murder. She has also represented those accused of multi handed drugs’ conspiracies and is familiar with the obligations of disclosure under RIPA and is able to assimilate cell site analysis.

Anne regularly conducts lectures for her professional clients and past subjects have ranged from all aspects of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, trials involving young defendants and allegations of historic abuse, intermediaries and the criminal procedure rules.

Anne speaks French and German to a reasonable standard and can converse at a basic level in Spanish.

Anne is always happy to be contacted privately by her professional clients – by mobile or email. Please speak to her clerks.

Career

Called 1986; Inner Temple. Grade 4 Prosecutor Rape Panel.

Languages

French, German and Spanish.

Member

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

Polam Hall School for Girls, Darlington; University of Birmingham (LLB Law).


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Anne Richardson - Dere Street Barristers ‘She has exceptional interpersonal skills.’

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