Richard Tutt - Courts Martial

Richard Tutt - Courts Martial profile

Regularly appears in Courts Martial cases both in this country and abroad, and has done throughout his practice.  Has represented ranks ranging from Private solider to Colonel.  Offences have included serious sexual offences, offences of violence, dishonesty, desertion and AWOL.  Has a thorough understanding both of the Courts Martial system and of service life.  Can be instructed direct through AFCLAA.



Year of call: 2000
  • 2017 Appointed as a Legally Qualified Chair by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, hearing cases brought by the General Medical Council
Areas of specialism:
  • Courts Martial
  • Criminal
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Transport Law
  • LLB (Birmingham) 1999
  • Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple
Professional associations:
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Western Circuit
Professional activities:
  • Is a regular speaker at Chambers’ CPD accredited seminars both in London and on the Western Circuit.
  • Lectures for Central Law Training in London.
  • Has lectured to the HSE at its explosives laboratory in Buxton and survived.
Notable Cases:
  • Represented family at inquest into death of young man with autism, epilepsy and profound deafness who died from 'delayed drowning' after swimming in council run swimming pool.
  • R v Gabbidon & Others - Prosecution 4-handed drugs conspiracy in Winchester.
  • R v Pope & Others - Prosecution 5-handed drugs conspiracy in Portsmouth.
  • R v Czernik & Others - Leading junior in 7-handed trial concerning alleged conspiracy to evade of £27 million duty payable on tobacco.
  • HSE v NHS Litigaton Authority - 82-year-old man riding a mobility scooter fell 12ft to his death when a barrier on an elevated walkway to Fareham Health Centre collapsed.
  • HSE v Martin Jacobs - prosecuted an employer in breach of the Work at Height Regulations, whose employee fell from a ladder whilst replacing guttering, suffering life threatening injuries.
  • HSE v Southern Piling Ltd - defended company which had been operating a piling rig for approximately two weeks without a safety guard around the rotating auger.
  • R v Ruffell & Others - represented defendant charged in 7-handed conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin in a trial that lasted two months.
  • R v Hanif & others - Prosecution of a serving police officer in a conspiracy to misconduct in public office.
  • R v Barchester Healthcare Homes Ltd - Instructed by the HSE to prosecute a death arising from a fall from a window at a dementia unit.
  • R v Loveridge & others - Prosecution of a conspiracy to commit cash in transit robberies and commercial and domestic burglaries.
  • R v McLellan – illegal trade in endangered Hermann’s tortoises.
  • R v Wentworth – Prosecution by Environment Agency in relation to an illegally operated landfill site, 36,000 cubic metres of waste.
  • R v Colonel Hutton - small arms fire incident in Kenya.
  • R v Mirza & others - 6-handed drugs' conspiracy in Southampton.
  • R v Farah & others - 6-handed drugs' conspiracy in Southampton.
  • HSE v Firesafe Installations Ltd - instructed to prosecute the death of a construction worker on a MEWP at Westfield, Stratford.
  • R v Taiwo - £1.3 million fraud on the revenue, working tax credit fraud.
  • HSE v J Brown Services Ltd – instructed to prosecute the death of a lift engineer.
  • R v Lock & Rippon - prosecution of allegations of shaken baby syndrome.
  • R v Crespin - prosecution of allegations of shaken baby syndrome.
  • HSE v First Exhibition Services Ltd and Richard Turnbull – instructed to prosecute the death of a warehouse worker in a fork lift truck accident.
  • HSE v T H White Installation Ltd & Richard Stratton – instructed to prosecute the death of farm worker from a fall from a barn roof.
  • HSE v London Waste Ltd – instructed to prosecute a death in a waste disposal yard.
  • R v M J Abbott Ltd & Sunjet Security Ltd – instructed to prosecute the death of a security worker from carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal Feb 2012 - 'Tripping through a straitened 2011'