Pump Court Chambers

Richard Tutt

Call: 2000

  • Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple
  • LLB, Birmingham University (1999)
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

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.

Instructing Richard Tutt

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Richard Tutt practises in criminal and general common law. Each continues to compliment the other. Is equally at home before a jury, judges or a tribunal. He frequently appears before both the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Richard is ranked as a ‘Leading Junior’ by Legal 500 2017.

Legal Services

Undertakes all areas of criminal work, both prosecuting (CPS Grade 3 and ‘Rape list’) and defending. Is instructed in relation to the full range of serious Crown Court offences including sexual offences, offences of violence, drugs and dishonesty. Regularly instructed in long-running drugs’ conspiracies and frauds. Has the capacity to analyse a huge amount of material speedily with a strong eye for detail.

Selected Cases

R v Gabbidon & Others - Prosecution 4-handed drugs conspiracy in Winchester.

Prosecution 4-handed drugs conspiracy in Winchester.

R v Pope & Others

Prosecution 5-handed drugs conspiracy in Portsmouth.

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 Loveridge & others

Prosecution of a conspiracy to commit cash in transit robberies and commercial and domestic burglaries

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.

R v Lock & Rippon

Prosecution of allegations of shaken baby syndrome

R v Crespin

Prosecution of allegations of shaken baby syndrome

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.

Ranked as a Leading Junior by Legal 500, 2014-17, “He has a wealth of experience in the health and safety field, and has a formidable track record”, “A rising star who heads off issues before they take hold.” Was Counsel to the Attorney General’s Panel of Prosecution Advocates from 2002, prosecuting for HSE, DWP, Customs and BIS (formerly DTI). Is now on the ‘Regulatory List’ (Grade B). Was appointed to prosecute for the Bar Standards Board. Prosecutes for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Has acted in cases brought by the Environment Agency, RSPCA, Local Authorities (Planning, Trading Standards, Food Hygiene, Noise Abatement) and the Kennel Club. Regularly appears for families at inquests. Sits as a Legally Qualified Chair sitting at the MPTS on cases brought by the GMC.

Selected Cases

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 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 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.

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.

A personal injury specialist, having maintained a significant personal injury practice since pupillage. Appears on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Is a keen draftsman of both pleadings and schedules. Happy to advise in writing, in person or over the telephone with a speedy turnaround. Very user friendly and client orientated. Regularly appears in multi-track and fast-track trials. Is an extremely experienced and accomplished advocate. Is frequently instructed in alleged fraudulent claims. Speaks regularly at PI seminars and publishes articles, including for the Brief Update Law Journal.

An experienced transport law practitioner. In a regulatory context has experience of licensing of Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles. He is also familiar with the work of the Traffic Commissioners. In a criminal context he has regularly appeared both in the Crown Court and the Magistates’ Court in relation to matters brought under both the Road Traffic Act and Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. At the most serious, he has acted in cases of death by dangerous and death by careless driving. He has been instructed to attend numerous inquests relating to deaths on the road, including an inquest in Leeds concerning a civilian death during a police operation. Richard is regularly instructed in relation to drink-drive matters and has a thorough understanding of back-calculations and special reasons arguments. He is often instructed in ‘totting up’ disqualifications, particularly in cases of speeding, where he has successfully argued ‘exceptional hardship’.

Selected 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.
  • Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple
  • LLB, Birmingham University (1999)
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

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.

Instructing Richard Tutt

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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