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Richard Whittam

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Crime - London (Bar)

Band 1

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Richard Whittam QC
Former First Senior Treasury Counsel respected by commentators for his tenacity, work ethic and superior jury advocacy. He is a leading prosecutor who has acted in several significant cases including matters of terrorism and allegations of historic sexual abuse. His experience further includes prosecuting both military cases and fraud matters. Whittam also has particular knowledge of police conduct and inquiry work.
Strengths: "A fabulous barrister who has an enormous wealth of knowledge of the law and is very practical in his application of it. He is a brilliant advocate." "Richard gives clear advice which is thoroughly thought out and researched."
Recent work:Acted before the Court of Appeal in relation to Peter Tredget, who is considered one of Britain's most notorious serial killers.
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Richard Whittam QC
Distinguished former First Senior Treasury Counsel with extensive experience in criminal cases. He is noted for his expertise in defending and prosecuting fraud, bribery and corruption cases. He is also a popular choice for private prosecutions.
Strengths: "He has a wealth of knowledge and is very practical in his application of the law. He is a brilliant advocate and commands the confidence and respect of the court." "He is highly respected in court and has excellent judgement."
Recent work: Instructed in the private prosecution of two men in relation to a property development in Knightsbridge.
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Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions - London (Bar)

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Richard Whittam QC
Distinguished former First Senior Treasury Counsel with extensive experience in criminal cases. He is noted for his expertise in defending and prosecuting fraud, bribery and corruption cases. He is also a popular choice for private prosecutions.
Strengths: "He has a wealth of knowledge and is very practical in his application of the law. He is a brilliant advocate and commands the confidence and respect of the court." "He is highly respected in court and has excellent judgement."
Recent work: Instructed in the private prosecution of two men in relation to a property development in Knightsbridge.
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