Barrister Richard Littler appointed Queen’s Counsel
Barrister Richard Littler, from Exchange Chambers in Manchester, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel.
The Lord Chancellor will preside over the appointment ceremony, where the rank will be formally bestowed on all successful applicants, at Westminster Hall on March 11.
In total, the Queen has approved the appointment of 108 new Queen’s Counsel.
Richard Littler was called to the Bar in 1994 and specialises in criminal law.
He is instructed in the region’s most serious criminal cases and regularly appears in cases of high media interest.
Richard’s other areas of expertise include police law, motoring and vehicle crime, healthcare and inquests.
Commenting on Richard’s appointment, Tom Handley, chief executive at Exchange Chambers said: “We are delighted for Richard.
“He is an outstanding barrister and his elevation to Silk is well-deserved.”
Sir Alex Allan, chair of the selection panel, said: “The selection process is a rigorous and demanding one.
“We collect confidential assessments from judges, fellow advocates and professional clients, who give freely of their time to provide evidence about an applicant’s demonstration of the competencies.
“Some applicants are filtered out following consideration of the assessments.
“The remaining applicants are interviewed by two members of the selection panel, following which the whole panel discuss all the evidence on each interviewed applicant.
“Each year, the panel has the difficult task of identifying the truly excellent advocates.
“I am confident that those appointed today truly deserve to be Queen’s Counsel.”
Richard Littler becomes Exchange Chambers’ 17th Queen’s Counsel.