Richard Hutchings

Richard Hutchings

Call: 2001


Practising in criminal law, Richard Hutchings has been a tenant in chambers since completing his pupillage in 2003. A former Sunley Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, he practises regularly in the Crown Court in London and the South-East, with an emphasis on defence work.

A friendly and approachable barrister, Richard has conducted trials in recent years as both a leading and led junior, as well as sole counsel.

Aside from his Crown Court work, Richard has extensive experience of the Court Martial, having successfully defended Armed Forces personnel in trials in England, Germany and Cyprus.

In addition to his court work, Richard is a Lincoln’s Inn accredited advocacy trainer.

Richard is a Grade 3 prosecutor.

In 2013 Richard was appointed by Lord Justice Pitchford (President of the Council of the Inns of Court) to sit on Bar disciplinary tribunal panels. The appointment was for an initial 3-year term of office and was renewed for a further 3 years in 2016.


  • R v Abdroikof [2007] UKHL 37

Other cases

  • R v JM (Croydon Crown Court, 2023) – defending – attempted murder
  • R v MG (Lewes Crown Court, 2023) – defending – conspiracy to murder


  • BA (Hons)
  • PgDL


20 Oct 2020

Grace Ong and Richard Hutchings discuss life at the Criminal Bar at the Pupillage Fair 2020

22 Jan 2018

Clients of Oliver Weetch and Richard Hutchings acquitted of conspiracy to murder

Oliver Weetch and Richard Hutchings both acted as led junior counsel for two defendants accused with three others of conspiring to murder two people....


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