Richard Etherington

Associate Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate – Regulatory & Corporate Defence

About Richard

Richard has specialised in Criminal Defence since graduating from Nottingham Law School in 2012.

He is a member of the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme demonstrating his independently certified commitment and tenacity in assisting Defendants in a fast-paced environment.

A Higher Courts Advocate since 2021, Richard is able to represent Defendants in the Crown Court as well as undertaking Police Station and Magistrates’ Court representation. This means that his clients can benefit from consistent representation throughout every stage of their case.

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Associate Solicitor and Higher Courts Advocate in Regulatory & Corporate Defence

Richard has experience representing clients facing the full spectrum of criminal offences ranging from Road Traffic matters to Murder and Infanticide as well as regulatory and Health & Safety proceedings.

He also defends members of the military facing Courts Martial proceedings.

Richard has extensive experience dealing with only the most serious sexual offences in Crown Courts nationwide. This lends itself to his practice defending university students facing internal misconduct proceedings, particularly where there are allegations of sexual misconduct.

His straight talking, level-headed advocacy style, and “never say die” attitude earn him a loyal following.

As cited in the 2023 Legal 500:

  • Richard Etherington provides clients with great client care, approachable, personable, but also with well considered advice, he is an absolute go-to in terms of the quality of service he and his team provide to clients
  • Richard Etherington is a pleasure to work with. A useful sounding board who takes a practical approach to problems
  • “I take pride in my experience defending people and businesses accused of some of the most serious criminal and regulatory offences.

    When a new client appoints me, I am honoured to be trusted to help them. Whoever they are.

    My approach is problem solving and results focussed; building a team of trusted Barristers and Experts where appropriate to achieve the best result for my clients.

    I take the time to get to know my clients and their priorities & goals so I can develop ways to achieve them”

    Richard Etherington Regulatory and Corporate Defence

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