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Richard Wright KC has practised from 6 Park Square in Leeds since pupillage in 1998 and took silk at just 15 years call in 2013 when he became Head of Chambers, a role that he retains at Park Square Barristers. Since 2020 he has been the Leader of the North Eastern Circuit. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple.

In 2022 Richard Wright KC was appointed as one of the 11 Leading Counsel to the UK Covid-19 Public Inquiry and in the same year was appointed as a non judicial member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

Significant cases Richard has dealt with have included prosecuting 'Wearside Jack' for the Yorkshire Ripper hoax tapes, defending William Cornick for the murder of Leeds teacher Anne Maguire, prosecuting the first ever case of manslaughter by gross negligence related to food allergy, and prosecuting Pawel Relowicz for the rape and murder of Hull student Libby Squire.

He is currently instructed to defend in the largest drugs case ever brought in the UK and the largest money laundering case ever prosecuted in the UK.

Richard represented a significant witness in the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquiry, and prosecuted a senior police officer for sexual offences at the Old Bailey. He is currently instructed to lead the Prosecution of former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Richard Wright KC was appointed as Deputy District Judge in 2006 a Recorder in 2012 and is authorised to try serious sexual offences and civil cases

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Crime - North Eastern (Bar)
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Richard Wright KC
Richard Wright KC is a masterful silk and head of chambers. He has experience acting both for the prosecution and the defence in serious criminal cases. His broad practice also includes specialism in fraud and homicide. He has particular expertise in cases which involve complex medical evidence.

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