Richard is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, London, with a national and international human rights practice. He specialises in asylum and immigration law, the law of armed conflict, international criminal law and public international law. Richard has represented clients before the courts of England and Wales at all levels, the European Court of Human Rights, the Human Rights Advisory Panel for Kosovo and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Richard has represented individuals, charities, international organisations and governments. He has appeared in numerous high-profile matters, including securing an arrest warrant for war crimes against a foreign government minister, the prisoners’ right to vote case before the UK Supreme Court, advising on the Paris Agreement on climate change, and advising on redress for colonial-era violations of international law. He is recommended by the Chambers and Partners Guide to the UK Bar, which describes him as “one of the brightest international criminal lawyers around”.