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187 Fleet Street

Richard Christie QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Crime
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Crime - London (Bar)

Band 3

Richard Christie QC
Strengths: "He is very hands-on from the outset before trial and great with clients. He manages prosecution and defence well."
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Serious fraud, murder and cases requiring substantial client care. Successfully defended in historic axe murder of Private Eye Daniel Morgan: linked to phone-hacking, Panorama, C4 – “Murder in the Car Park” and the longest pre-trial legal argument in English Criminal Law. Prosecuted £multi-million ten-handed excise fraud - ITV “Fiddles, Cheats and Scams”.

Both SFO panels of approved QCs.

Rough-justice cases and J.R. for Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Trained with Touche Ross, now Deloitte

Joint Head of Chambers, Recorder and Deputy Taxing Master.

Cases of note: (P = prosecution)

1.Operation Campaign (£44 million MTIC - P).

2.Operation Effare (Serious fraud/arson trial - P).

3.Operation Mazurka (£35m MTIC) (P).

4.Tambengwa (Murder and sexual offences on child) (P)

5.Small (Historic sexual offences. Conviction quashed. Re trial – acquitted)

6.Mahmood (Sexual offences - conviction (quashed) – re-trial – 2nd appeal: acquitted)

7.Hale (Murder – missing victim. “Only murder case lost by Sky Crime’s “Real Manhunter”: Sky News/Evening Standard – acquitted)

8.Briggs (£1 billion Cocaine importation - acquitted)

9.Gill (£38m carbon credit fraud)

10.Dudley (Gross-negligence manslaughter - acquitted)

11.Bensley (£24m MTIC fraud - acquitted)

12.Bashardost (7 handed murder – acquitted)

13.Iftinca (6 handed murder – acquitted)

14.Rafiq (First-ever prosecution of end user of trafficked labour)

15.Garrod (Manslaughter, robbery with firearms. Acquitted).

16.Karim (1.2 million-page immigration and revenue fraud)

17.White (Drugs’ murder - C4’S 24 hours in police Custody - P)

18.R (Barrister - conspiracy to defraud)

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Richard Christie QC

187 Fleet Street

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