Experience

Richard has expertise across the range of Chambers’ work. He practises private and public law and was appointed to the Attorney General’s C panel in 2018. He regularly appears in civil actions in the County Court, the First-tier and Upper Tribunal (Asylum & Immigration Chamber), judicial review proceedings, inquests and costs proceedings. Richard is equally comfortable advising, conducting conferences and drafting in these areas. He prides himself on being approachable, providing pragmatic advice and advocacy skills developed through a busy court practice.

Awards

Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning Scholar (2011)
Lincoln’s Inn Lord Haldane Scholar (2010)
Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award (2010)

Education

BSc (Hons) in Biology (First Class), University of Bristol (2010)
Graduate Diploma in Law, City University (2011)
Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School (London) (2012)

Professional Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit
Free Representation Unit
Personal Injury Bar Association
HSLA


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel

Connect

Fuseon Ltd v Senior Courts Costs Office & the Lord Chancellor

Richard Boyle (instructed by Michael Rimer of the Legal Aid Agency) appeared on behalf of the Lord Chancellor in costs proceedings in the High Court, Administrative Division, heard by Lane J: Fuseon Ltd v Senior Courts Costs Office & the Lord Chancellor [2020] EWHC 126 (Admin).

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C v Skyfire Insurance

Richard represented the Defendant insurance company in this personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident.

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Soldier B v Ministry of Defence

Richard represented the Ministry of Defence in this personal injury and clinical negligence claim arising out of the Claimant’s PTSD, suffered during his service with the Army.

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Inquest in to the death of Prisoner A

Richard was instructed by the Ministry of Justice to represent a prison at which Prisoner A had died. Prisoner A had been on a drugs detoxification ward and prescribed methadone. There was conflicting evidence as to whether his death had been caused by methadone, another drug obtained illicitly or both. There were issues about the extent of supervision of Prisoner A from both the prison and the healthcare provider during night state.

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Inquest in to the death of Geoff Gray

On 20.06.19, HH Peter Rook QC delivered detailed factual findings and a combined narrative and short form conclusion in the fresh inquest into the death of Pte Geoff Gray at Deepcut barracks on 17 September 2001. Nicholas Moss represented the Ministry of Defence and individual soldiers/civil servants, leading Richard Boyle (TGC), Georgina Wolfe and Cicely Hayward (5 Essex Court). The inquest sat for 28 days over 2½ months, and received evidence from 105 witnesses.

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HSE v A Construction Company

Richard was led by Keith Morton QC in a large prosecution against a leading construction company. The case concerned exposure to hand arm vibration over a nine year period. The Defendant raised an abuse of process argument which led to the Prosecution accepting a partial guilty plea. The Defendant received a fine for a far lower sum than contended for by the Prosecution.


Banks v London Borough of Hillingdon

Richard Boyle (instructed by Faith Cosgrove of A & M Bacon) appeared in an appeal before HHJ Walden-Smith, sitting with DJ Lethem as an assessor. The judge allowed the appeal against Master Gordon-Saker (as he was then) in which the master had made a “broad brush” reduction of an ATE premium

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Calle v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Richard represented the Appellant who was seeking a right of residence in the UK based on her EEA national child. The Appellant was estranged from the father of her EEA national child and therefore had little evidence to prove that the father was exercising his treaty rights by working

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TGC Costs Newsletter Vol VI

15th July 2020

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.


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TGC Costs Newsletter Vol V

10th December 2019

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.


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TGC Costs Newletter Vol IV

4th June 2019

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.


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TGC Costs Newsletter Vol III

10th December 2018

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.


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TGC Costs Newsletter

17th May 2018

Please see link below to the latest TGC Costs Newsletter.


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TGC Fraud Update February 2016

3rd February 2016

Facing up to the challenge of fraud rings.
Please see link below for the second edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication which was set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters. Thank you also for all of the kind words and helpful feedback received about the inaugural edition.

 


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TGC Costs Newsletter

15th July 2020

Please see link  below to the 6th edition of the the TGC Costs Newsletter.


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TGC Costs Newsletter

10th December 2019

Please see link  below to the 5th edition of the the TGC Costs Newsletter.


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Deepcut: Private Geoff Gray inquest conclusions delivered

20th June 2019

HH Peter Rook QC has today delivered detailed factual findings and a combined narrative and short form conclusion in the fresh inquest into the death of Pte Geoff Gray at Deepcut barracks on 17 September 2001. Nicholas Moss represented the Ministry of Defence and individual soldiers/civil servants, leading Richard Boyle (TGC), Georgina Wolfe and Cicely Hayward (5 Essex Court). The inquest sat for 28 days over 2½ months, and received evidence from 105 witnesses.

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TGC Costs Newsletter

4th June 2019

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TGC Costs Newsletter

10th December 2018

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TGC Costs Newsletter

17th May 2018

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Richard Boyle appointed to Crown “C” Panel

1st February 2018

TGC offers congratulations to Richard Boyle on his appointment as Junior Counsel to the Crown “C” Panel by the Attorney General with effect from 1 March 2018.


TGC Costs Newsletter

4th July 2017

Welcome to the very first edition of TGC’s Costs Newsletter! Costs has been a huge part of our practice at TGC for as long as it has been recognised as a discrete area of law. Whilst the team has naturally changed and evolved over that time, it has retained phenomenal strength and depth from its leadership right through to its most junior members. We pride ourselves on being leaders in the field and being able to offer a client service level second to none. We remain extremely grateful for our Directory recognition, and through 2017 we’ve reinvigorated our energy levels as a team being ever ready to serve!

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Privacy Notice

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to represent you. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information that I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

Data Controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London, EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is Z3658174.

Data Collection

All of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

Our Lawful Basis for processing your information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  •  Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  •  Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority     vested in the controller.
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Examples of legitimate interests include:

  •  Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access
  •  Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.

Our Lawful Basis and Legitimate Interest will vary depending on the circumstances in which I am instructed however I will ensure that there is always a lawful basis for the handling of your data. Commonly, the lawful bases will be the performance of a contract with the data subject, compliance with a legal obligation and to protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person. The bases may also include the consent of the data subject.

I use your information to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils
  • Investigate and address your concerns
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  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law
  • Make statutory returns as required by HMRC.

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

Client data:

  • Names of individuals
  • Dates of birth
  • National Insurance Numbers
  • Medical History
  • Current Medical Health
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Employment History
  • Social Work involvement
  • Bank Details
  • Financial Details
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  • Sexual life
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  • Criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences.

I may share your personal data with:

  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing
  • Lay clients
  • Witnesses
  • Experts
  • Judges
  • Court employees
  • Family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • Anyone ancillary to actual or potential proceedings.

Transfers to third countries and international organisations

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations. I do utilise a cloud computing service named Tresorit which is based in Switzerland however all information placed on that service is end to end encrypted such that it is not accessible to anyone but myself.

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at clerks@tgchambers.com or directly at rb@tgchambers.com.

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You may opt out of receiving emails and other messages from my Chambers by following the instructions in those messages.

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Cookies are small text files that are stored on your browser or device by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. The Chambers website use cookies to:

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The Chambers website has a policy addressing this use.

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will publish the updated Notice on my website profile.

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Coronavirus Update 6 July 2020

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to clerks@tgchambers.com. We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria.

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or dnorton@tgchambers.com.

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.