“Richard Lister was measured and reassuring in his appraisal of the risks I faced in court. He neither over or under-estimated the extent of a possible sentence. For this I am truly grateful.”Client
Areas of law:
Crime and Investigation, Magistrates’ Court
Richard is a solicitor in the Magistrates Court team at our Gloucester office. A highly knowledgeable duty solicitor, Richard has over 20 years’ worth of experience in representing clients at the Police station, and over 19 years defending clients in the Magistrates Court. As a naturally gifted advocate, Richard obtained his Higher Rights of Audience in 2007, enabling him to extend the seamless service he could provide to his clients to those appearing before the Crown Court. Since then, Richard has conducted numerous jury trials and other hearings before the Crown Court including possession of drugs and possession of drugs with intent to supply, various assaults, and allegations of burglary.
His vast experience in the criminal justice system has given Richard a deep knowledge of issues relating to compliance and of those relating to criminal finance, and as such he is often called upon to provide guidance and assistance to other members of the firm on those areas.