Richard Wright QC

Richard Wright K.C. instructed in inquest into the death of a student who died within hours of arriving at Newcastle University.

Richard Wright K.C. Was instructed on behalf of an interested party at the inquest into the tragic death of an 18 year old  student who died within hours of arriving at Newcastle University where she had been due to study urban planning and architecture.

The former deputy head girl from County Armagh was sadly found by emergency services at her student accommodation following her first evening at the university.

During the course of the inquest HM Senior Coroner, Karen Dilks heard from Pathologist Dr Nigel Cooper in respect of the toxicology report and the effects of a combination of alcohol and ketamine.

The Coroner concluded Miss Larmour’s death was misadventure.

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Richard Wright K.C. is Head of Chambers and is Ranked in Tier 1 in The Legal 500, 2022 for Business and Regulatory Crime (including Health & Safety) and Band One silk for Crime (Chambers and Partners, 2022). He is instructed as Leading Counsel to the UKCovid-19 Public Inquiry and represented one of the witnesses to the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

A highly skilled orator, with an excellent intellect and impeccable judgement.’ Legal 500 (2023)  ‘He is able to analyse and digest complex regulatory matters very quickly, identify the crucial issues in a case, and reduce complex legal argument into a highly persuasive and easily understood format. He literally makes the senior judiciary sit up and listen.” Legal 500 (2022)

To instruct Mr Wright K.C. or discuss any aspect of his Regulatory Crime or Inquest and Inquiry practise please contact:

Senior Regulatory Clerk Madeleine Gray on 01132028603 or email