RICHARD WOOD has been a criminal defence barrister since 1995. He is also a member of Red Lion Court Chambers, London. He has extensive experience in the Court of Appeal, Crown Court and Magistrates Court. He is a specialist in motoring law cases and has dealt with a range of cases from ‘death by dangerous driving’ to speeding allegations. If there is a defence, he will pursue it tenaciously on your behalf. His aim is to give motorists a voice in court.


You are guaranteed an accessible and friendly service, without compromise on all the other qualities you are entitled to expect from an experienced criminal defence lawyer. Richard is a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the new edition of the prestigious ‘Legal 500’. Red Lion Chambers (London) is a ‘Top Tier’ rated set of Chambers in the same publication. Richard is supported by over 50 other barristers and a large administrative team within Chambers.



I have instructed Richard on various matters…over a period of several years. He is always extremely professional and knowledgeable and has represented my commercial clients successfully…Richard has a very personable manner and his frank, no-nonsense approach is greatly appreciated by clients and inspires confidence. Richard’s technical knowledge of the law is extremely impressive and I frequently instruct him to provide advice, either by way of a written opinion or in conference with clients, on a range of matters. The advice Richard provides is always commercially-focused, practical and relevant to the client’s business needs. He is very adept at explaining complex legal issues to clients in a clear and coherent way. Richard is always happy to provide assistance and advice, often outside normal business hours.”

Joanna Cowie – Solicitor 

“Richard was able to quickly adapt to my needs and his ability to change direction at a moment’s notice was key for me. Richard has a particular skill, to be able to understand quickly in tense situations whilst remaining very focused; this creates trust and assurance. For me, two very good jobs well executed. In meetings, Richard has a presence that controls, but does not dominate the room; you know he’s in charge!

Mr Nathan Defew 

“Mr Richard Wood was an outstanding barrister to work alongside with, especially when the possibility of keeping my licence was minimal. His efforts led me to acquire the minimum points/fine which resulted in keeping my licence for which I was very grateful. I highly recommend him to anyone with a motoring issue!”

Mr K: Charged with Failing to Stop/Failing to Report an accident: (January 2017)

The help I have received from Richard has been superb, not only has he gone above and beyond my expectations, he has always explained every step of the way in a manner that I can totally understand. There would definitely have been a different outcome in my case if I didn’t have Richard to defend me.”

Mrs C: Charged with drink driving; (January 2017)


Cases of interest include:

  • R v S Ipswich Crown Court: Death by Careless Driving:
    Prevented the Defendant from a sentencing of imprisonment. He received a
    community penalty.
  • R v B Ipswich Magistrates
    Court: Achieved an acquittal for a man charged with Driving without insurance
    in circumstances in which he was unaware of a lapse of the insurance
  • R v J Ipswich Magistrates
    Court: Pursued a, ‘abuse of process’ argument in relation to an allegation of
    drink driving


“Recommended by the Legal 500 2015 for the South Eastern Circuit – Crime – Leading Junior – for his ability to explain complex legal issues is extremely impressive”


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