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Richard Demczak Partner

Practice and Background

Richard is a specialist criminal defence specialist who is based at our Oxford office. 

He has over 10 years experience within the field of criminal defence practice, spanning the complete remit of Criminal Law.

He practices in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts, as well as in the Military Tribunals (Court Martial).

A thorough, energetic, diligent, committed and pro active Criminal defence expert, he has an enviable acquittal and overall success rate.

Recent and notable cases

  • R v D (Court Martial) – historical sexual offences involving a civilian tried in the military court. Defendant acquitted after close of prosecution case
  • R v B (Oxford Crown Court) – 10kg (£1million street value) of controlled drugs with intent to supply
  • R v P & R (Court of Appeal) The Court of Appeal dismissed the charges on the basis that the defendants did not possess the requisite mens rea for attempting to commit the offence
  • R v P (Bolton Crown Court) – successful abuse of process argument leading to acquittal of defendant

and Awards

legal 500 uk leading firm 2017 chambers leading firm 2017