Criminal Barrister Richard Gibbs

Year of Call 2012



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Areas of Practice

  • Serious Crime
  • Regulatory
  • Private Trading Standards and Disciplinary

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association


Richard is an experienced criminal barrister with a specialist focus on serious crime, business crime and general regulatory law. He is a skilled jury advocate and has represented those accused of the most serious criminal offences in Crown Courts across England and Wales as well as appearing before the Court of Appeal. He has an established practise in privately funded criminal defence and predominantly deals with cases involving multiple defendants and allegations of serious criminality.

In addition he has represented those accused of professional disciplinary matters, trading standards offences and other regulatory matters. Richard has represented professional sports players before disciplinary bodies.

Notable Cases

R v PTG | Ipswich Crown Court, Defence of managing director of a building company accused of Fraud after appearing on “Rogue Traders” TV programme

R v DG | Nottingham Crown Court, Defence of serving police sergeant charged with Power of Attorney offences

R v F | Nottingham Crown Court, Defence of serial burglar charged with campaign of targeted burglaries of elderly residents in sheltered accommodation

R v K | Sheffield Crown Court, Defence of serial offender charger with multiple attempted rapes

R v H | Gloucester Crown Court, Defence of former private school teacher accused of 11 counts of historical sexual abuse of pupils

R v D | Woolwich Crown Court, Defence of man accused of £250,000 money laundering between Manchester and London

R v M | Nottingham Crown Court, Defence of one of 20 accused of Conspiracy to supply cocaine

R v S | Bristol Crown Court, Privately funded defence of man accused of kidnap and rape

Author of “A Practical Guide to Criminal & Regulatory Proceedings in Consumer Protection Matters” Published 2021, Law Brief Publishing

Visiting Lecturer, University of Law

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