David Richards

David Richards

Called to bar: 
Gray's Inn

David joined Chambers as a tenant in 2018 following successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Alison Donovan (Family) and Ieuan Rees (Crime).

David studied Law at the University of Manchester and completed his Masters at Cardiff University.

David has developed a broad practice and receives instructions in private law and public law children matters, ancillary relief, small claims, fast track claims, personal injury as well as conducting criminal cases for both prosecution and defence.

In his spare time, David enjoys boxing, rugby and listening to The Rolling Stones.

Practice Areas

Family law

Private Law

David represents Applicants and Respondents before all levels of the Judiciary at the County Court.

David acts in a wide range of hearings in relation to applications for Child Arrangements Orders, including conciliation, fact-finding hearings and final hearings.

David frequently represents parents who are alleging or being accused of domestic violence. He has also dealt with a variety of issues within the family law, including parental alienation, external relocation and special guardianship orders.

David has also made and responded to applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.


Public Law

David represents parents in a range of public law matters including interim care order applications, case management hearings, C2 applications, issue resolution hearings and final hearings.

David has appeared before all levels of the Judiciary and has dealt with issues including threshold, non-accidental injury and concerns in respect of final care plans.

Criminal law

David is regularly instructed to appear on behalf of both the prosecution and defence, in the Magistrates’ Court and Youth Courts, as well as the Crown Court in cases involving a wide range of criminal offences.

David has also carried out prosecutions on behalf of the Local Authority.

Civil law

David represents Claimants and Defendants in small claims and fast track claims. These include matters such as personal injury, small claims and credit hire.

David has acted in Infant Approval Hearings and has provided written advices in respect of the same. He has also been instructed to draft a range of documents, including the particulars of claim in respect of harassment.

  • CPS Advocate Panel – Level 1

  • Wales and Chester Circuit

  • BPTC, Cardiff University
  • LLM, Cardiff University
  • LLB (Hons), University of Manchester