Pump Court Chambers

Richard Tutt successfully acts for Defendant in Isle of Wight murder trial

News 6th January 2023

Richard Tutt, led by Ignatius Hughes KC, represented Piers Brazier who was found not guilty of murdering Scott Cooper at a flat in Ryde in January 2021. The original trial was held in June and July 2022, but that jury could not reach a verdict.

The trial is the first murder case to be heard on the Isle of Wight in 30 years.

Further information about the case as reported by the BBC and local press can be found below:


Richard has been ranked as a ‘Leading Junior’ by Legal 500 every year since 2014. Ranked in Chambers & Partners 2023. Richard sits as a Recorder in criminal cases on the Western Circuit.

For further information on Richard’s practice or to instruct him please contact Tony Atkins, Senior Clerk or Tony George, Senior Criminal Clerk on 020 7353 0711 or via email: clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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