Richard English

Call To The Bar: 2003


Richard is a specialist criminal trial advocate.  Born and brought up in Dublin he graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an MA in history.

He qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and was called to the Bar in 2003.  A popular advocate with a loyal following he is regularly instructed in serious and sensitive cases involving allegations of murder and serious violence, sexual offences drugs and firearms.

He has a particular interest and expertise in cases involving mentally disordered or vulnerable Defendants and in 2017 was awarded a postgraduate diploma from Northumbria University in Mental Health Law.

He is, more often than not, on the winning side, in August and September 2017 he achieved acquittals in four rape trials.  And for those Defendants who are do not have a trial he works hard to achieve the best result for them too.

He is currently instructed to defend an allegation of manslaughter of a small child, a historic campaign of rape and to prosecute a conspiracy to murder involving the alleged use of a hitman.

Approachable and determined he provides clear, focused and realistic advice out of court and first-class representation in court.

Twitter: @rhenglish