Richard Davenport

Year Of Call: 

Career background

Prior to call to the Bar, was a member of the Ministry of Defence police force for some 16 years. Joined Citadel in 2011, having previously practiced at Equity Chambers in Birmingham. 


Practice details  


Has established a criminal practice which embraces all areas of work, including allegations of sexual offences, violence, offences in connection with controlled drugs, and money laundering.

A firearms expert, whose earlier career experience is a substantial asset when instructed in such cases. Has a particular interest in motoring matters, and has experience of dealing with motoring cases at all levels, including 'exceptional hardship' cases.

Notable previous cases have included R -v- Brewster & another [2010] EWCA Crim 1194, [2011] 1 WLR 601, the leading case on the admission of a non-defendant's bad character.   


Accepts instructions in child care and ancillary relief proceedings. 


Direct Access

Accredited under the Direct Access procedure and in suitable cases is happy to accept instructions from members of the public.   Please see the Direct Access section of the website for further details.


Continuing Professional Development

Has lectured on The Proceeds of Crime Act.