Richard Scott

Year of Call: 1997

Richard Scott is a courteous, conscientious and confident criminal barrister. Richard specialises in criminal law and appears in serious and complex cases, involving murder and manslaughter, serious assaults, sexual offences and rape, fraud and money laundering.

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Overview

Richard Scott is a courteous, conscientious and confident advocate. He returned to 5 St Andrew’s Hill having spent exactly 3 years attached to the Advocacy Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Essex as a Senior Crown Advocate. Therein he continued to build upon the experience and skills that he had previously gained as a criminal barrister in Chambers at 5 St Andrew’s Hill and 1 Harcourt Buildings.

Whilst at the CPS Richard Scott was instructed in some of the more serious cases and was also required to advise the Chief Crown Prosecutor in those difficult and sensitive cases which required review at that level within the CPS. He advised on cases such as death by dangerous driving, so called shaken baby syndrome and cases involving public interest immunity (PII).

Professional panel appointments

  • Richard is a grade 3 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) advocate on the approved list of advocates.
  • Richard is on the Specialist Panel for Rape advocates.

Additional Information

Education

  • LL.B LL.M (University College London).

Awards

  • Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (Middle Temple).
  • State School Award (Middle Temple).

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • South Eastern Circuit.
  • Kent Bar Mess.
  • Essex Bar Mess.

Business Crime

Richard has a wealth of experience in cases involving fraud, large scale high value conspiracy cases, money laundering and confiscation.

Crime

Richard is a barrister specialising in criminal law.  Richard appears in serious and complex cases, involving murder and manslaughter, serious assaults, sexual offences and rape, fraud and money laundering.  Given Richard's experience whilst at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Richard is often instructed to provide advice on complex criminal matters that require Richard's attention to detail.

Cases of Note

R-v- Ogilvy [Attempted murder]

This was a three week case in which Richard Scott led for the prosecution. The allegation, proven by the Crown, was that the accused had stabbed the victim in the head with a kitchen knife.

R-v- Cross, Cross and Taylor [Murder]

This was a case in which Richard was led for the prosecution. Following a five week trial, each defendant was convicted of a murder in which the deceased was one of four friends, who had been turned against by the other three and then beaten to death by them.

R-v- Terry [Attempted murder]

This case concerned an allegation, proven at trial, in which the defendant had carried out a multiple blow hammer attack on the skull of the victim.

R-v- Smiter [misconduct in public office]

In this case the defendant was convicted of providing a news agency with information gleaned by accessing Hertfordshire Constabulary’s computer system. The defendant had been able to access those computers in her role as a Police Community Support Officer.

Operation Scottish Piper [Conspiracy to burgle]

This was a case involving five defendants who were involved in conspiring to burgle homes and to then steal the expensive, higher end of the market cars parked on the drives. The provenance of those cars was then disguised with cloned number plates.

R-v- Tunstead, Kinnaird, Loynd and others [conspiracy to steal]

This was a seven handed conspiracy to steal in which Richard successfully led for the Crown. It involved the theft of container loads of goods stolen from the Port of Tilbury. This case concerned an allegation, proven at trial, in which the defendant had carried out a multiple blow hammer attack on the skull of the victim.

R-v- Smiter [misconduct in public office]

In this case the defendant was convicted of providing a news agency with information gleaned by accessing Hertfordshire Constabulary’s computer system. The defendant had been able to access those computers in her role as a Police Community Support Officer.

R-v- Ford [attempted murder]

In this trial the accused was charged and convicted of attempting to kill a teenage girl by strangulation.