Richard Brigden joins Exchange Chambers

January 4, 2022

Exchange Chambers has further strengthened its criminal department with leading junior Richard Brigden joining as a new member.

Richard, who has called to the Bar in 2007, joins Exchange from Garden Court Chambers.

A criminal defence advocate with an excellent reputation, Richard is ranked in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 as a leading junior in general crime.

Richard is involved in a wide range of work in the Crown Court, High Court (quasi criminal matters) and Court of Appeal.

His varied Crown Court practice encompass a variety of serious criminal offences including murder, firearms, violence, sexual offences drugs and fraud.

Richard is experienced in dealing with complex and voluminous evidence which often encompasses expert evidence regarding cell site, firearms, computers and environmental issues.  He is also experienced in dealing with complex expert medical evidence in the area of diminished responsibility and pharmacology.

Recognised for his expertise dealing with vulnerable defendants, Richard has extensive experience of representing defendants with complex mental health needs and defences involving insanity, loss of control and diminished responsibility. He is experienced in advising and instructing the relevant experts as well in the use of intermediaries.

Richard is also regarded as a leading protest lawyer and has recently been instructed in precedent cases in the Court of Appeal Criminal and Civil Division.

Commenting on his decision to join Exchange Chambers, Richard Brigden said:

“I am excited to be joining Exchange Chambers.

“Exchange has a national reputation for excellence and is rightly regarded as a leading criminal set across a number of circuits. I am delighted to be working with some of the best and brightest criminal barristers.”

Welcoming Richard to Exchange, Chief Executive Jonathan I’Anson said:

“Richard is a first-rate criminal defence advocate who adds further strength in depth to our team.

“We wish him a long and successful career at Chambers.”