Richard Barraclough QC

Richard Barraclough QC is a widely respected Silk with huge experience of homicide cases. Unusually, he has developed a specialism in corporate and Negligence-Manslaughter cases. His caseload frequently involves challenging complex expert evidence.

Richard has a diverse background and has undertaken huge personal injury work and cases involving medical negligence. He has a judicial role with the General Medical Council and his breadth of experience is much admired in the criminal courts.

With a distinctive baritone voice and effortless charisma, Richard inspires confidence and respect in every case he touches. A true asset to the Bar.

Notable cases include: R v Zuravliovas (2014) Represented the lead defendant in a 3 month murder trial. At the conclusion, his performance was described as “a masterclass in advocacy”, R v Breedon (2013) representing a defendant in a case of sexual abuse of children; R v Samuel Roberts (2011/2012) – The “Victoria Tube Murder” tried at the Old Bailey.