Richard Littler sworn in as Silk

March 12, 2019

Richard Littler from Exchange Chambers has today been sworn in as Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel at a ceremony at Westminster Hall.

Richard Littler was called to the Bar in 1994 and specialises in criminal law. He is instructed in high profile and serious criminal cases and regularly appears at the Old Bailey in cases of high media interest. He defends in the most serious and high-profile cases and is a specialist in complex document heavy cases including fraud, murder and international terrorism. He is widely known for his appellate practice.

Richard’s other areas of expertise include police law, motoring and vehicle crime, healthcare and inquests.

Richard has been representing police officers for many years. He has developed an established reputation for excellence in this area. He is regularly instructed in vehicle-related cases, including frauds, car-ringing and trading standards prosecutions. He has appeared in all courts at all levels for the full range of crimes in the motoring calendar. Richard defends doctors regularly at General Medical Council professional misconduct hearings (both FTP and ION). Richard has represented families and interested persons at Inquests pre and post the Coroner’s and Justice Act 2009, Coroner (Inquests) Rules 2013 and Coroner’s Investigations Regulations 2013.

Commenting on Richard’s appointment, Tom Handley, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers said:

“We are delighted for Richard. He is an outstanding barrister and his elevation to Silk is well-deserved.”

Richard becomes Exchange Chambers’ 17th Queen’s Counsel.