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 applications, CCMCs and trials in the County Court at fast track and multi track level. He has also appeared in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal (Asylum & Immigration Chamber), inquests and judicial review proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal. 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


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel

Connect

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

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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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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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
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Examples of legitimate interests include:

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  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes
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  •  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:

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  • 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
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  • Criminal Convictions
  • Employment History
  • Social Work involvement
  • Bank Details
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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.

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