Richard Elliott


Richard is a specialist criminal law advocate with Court of Appeal experience.

He practices in all areas of crime, including fraud, drugs, firearms, robberies, serious assaults, kidnap and sexual offences.


Notable Cases:

R v Ward and others - leading junior in nine handed conspiracy to steal high powered vehicles and caravans. One of the largest conspiracies in the country, which recieved much media attention in the UK and abroad.

R v Smith and others - Kidnapping and robbery. Planned kidnap of a lorry driver, involving weapons.

R v Islam and others - Led by a senior Queens Counsel. Eleven handed conspiracy to defraud banks and other financial institutions of £5 million. Included complicated Proceeds of Crime Act application which took almost 2 years to complete.

R v O'Leary and others - Theft and Companies Act case with a value of £1 million. Fraudulent activity by company directors and their accountant

R v A - Court of Appeal - Appeal against the imposition of an IPP. Various points argued including the validity of the order with no chance of completing the parole courses. Richard was commended by the Court for his style and argument.

R v Arkle - Rape of his partner who was eight and a half months pregnant   

R v Rappi - s.18 Offences against the Person Act involving a planned attack by a gang using weapons. Heard at the Central Criminal Court.

R v Khan and Others - Serious s.18 case involving gangs fighting with weapons including a gun. Successful legal argument led to the Judge staying the case as an abuse  

R v Loveridge - Cross examination of a 12 year old in an allegation of rape. Included winning a legal argument to cross examine the victim on her previous sexual history. A good deal of public interest which required a police presence in the court during the trial.

R v Khan and Others - Complicated police investigation into a conspiracy to supply class A drugs with eight others.

R v Haddon - Court of Appeal, Successful appeal against sentence.

R v Cheeseman and others - Five handed robbery, involving weapons and an element of false imprisonment.


BA (hons), CPE PgDI, Bar

Memberships & Associations

Middle Temple
Criminal Bar Association

Areas of work

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