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Richard Wright QC

Another Successful Defence to Murder by Richard Wright QC

Following the successful defence of Karl Pascoe for murder, Richard Wright QC was straight into his next case defending Touseef Younis for murder in Bradford Crown Court. The defence argued that the defendant was not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter because the defendant lacked a murderous intent. After cross examination of the neuropathologist and pathologist, Richard established that the defendant’s account of the incident was not inconsistent with their findings. The jury unanimously accepted Richard’s argument that the prosecution had failed to prove a murderous intent and the defendant was found not guilty of murder after a short period of jury retirement.

Richard Wright QC was instructed by Petherbridge Bassra and led Ray Singh.

Richard Wright QC is a criminal advocate who has defended or prosecuted many of the highest-profile cases in the North of England. He was described as “the standout junior” on the North-Eastern Circuit (The Legal 500, 2011) and “in the ascendant” (Chambers and Partners, 2013).

He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013 and, since taking silk, has been constantly in demand to act in a series of significant and complex cases.


Contact Richard’s clerks

Richard Sadler on 0113 213 5201

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Harrison Browne on 0113 213 5217