Richard Thompson

Call: 2017

Practice areas

Public access

Richard was called to the Bar at the age of 50 after a change of career, having formerly worked as a senior administrator for various local and national government departments.  Richard has also previously worked on public inquiries, conducted paralegal work and work as an I.T. contractor.

Richard offers a sound common sense approach to both the legal and practicable options available to clients to avoid the expense of court or of pursuing litigation if other options are advisable for the client.


Richard has gained substantial experience of representing both Appellants and the Secretary of State for the Home Department at the First-tier Tribunal, giving him a unique insight into both sides of immigration and asylum cases.

Richard can also be instructed to draft grounds of appeal and grounds seeking judicial review.


Richard accepts instructions for housing, property and landlord & tenant law.





Opera, Jaguar and Daimler motor cars, decent claret and Mexico.