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Richard Wright Q.C. appointed to the Sentencing Council for England and Wales

We are delighted to announce that Richard Wright Q.C. has been appointed to the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

The Lord Chancellor has approved his appointment as a non-judicial member of the Sentencing Council for three years commencing 1 August 2022.

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales was established by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to promote greater transparency and consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Sentencing Council’s responsibilities include; developing sentencing guidelines and monitoring their use; assessing the impact of guidelines on sentencing practice; and promoting the understanding of and increasing public confidence in sentencing and the criminal justice system.

Richard Wright QC is Head of Chambers at Park Square Barristers in Leeds, and has been a QC since 2013. He is a Recorder and current Leader of the North Eastern Circuit. He is the Vice Chair (Circuits) of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Law, University of Leeds.

Richard Wright Q.C. is Leader of the North Eastern Circuit, Head of Chambers and has been a Queen’s Counsel since 2013. He is a Recorder and is the Vice Chair(Circuits) of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy and also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Law, University of Leeds. He is Ranked as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 2022 for Business and Regulatory Crime (including Health & Safety) and Band One silk for Crime in Chambers and Partners 2022.

Richard’s  appointment stands as testament to his standing as as leader in his field and comes hot on the heels of his recent appointment as Queens Counsel to the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.

Chambers takes the opportunity to congratulate Richard on this outstanding achievement.

Click here to read the full announcement.

Should you wish to instruct Richard Wright Q.C. or discuss any aspect of his practice please contact his clerks:

Serious & Complex Crime : Andrew Thornton 0113 213 5202

Inquests & Inquiries and Regulatory Crime Madeleine Gray  0113 202 8603