Richardo Childs

An impressively enthusiastic and committed advocate with a developing mixed practice in civil as well as crime and regulatory law.

Richardo Childs joined Bank House Chambers in 2017 after having successfully completed his pupillage and obtained tenancy at Devon Chambers in 2015. He is developing a mixed practice. 

He gained a PhD on the ethics of foetal gene therapy and is a member of the fitness-to-practice lay panel for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Before his pupillage, Richardo was a tutor at Cardiff University where he taught criminal and contract law as well as the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice LLM.

At Cardiff University, Richardo relished the challenge of the pro bono scheme, set up in conjunction with the Welsh Rugby Union, helping to provide advice to Welsh rugby clubs. He served on the Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council at the Welsh Assembly from 2013-2014.

After completing the BPTC, he practised in the county courts as a solicitor’s agent, appearing in a variety of hearings including small claims, possession, infant settlements, and MOJ stage 3 hearings.

Richardo has represented Great Britain at Under-23 level in the long jump, as well as winning medals at national level.

Richardo Childs is frequently instructed in case-management hearings, applications, credit-hire trials, road-traffic matters and personal-injury cases for both claimants and defendants.

He has extensive experience in providing advice for infant approvals and appears in small-claims and fast-track cases. He has also been instructed in multi-track trials.

He has experience with large-scale disclosure from when he was on the Attorney Generals ‘Junior Junior’ advocate panel, which involved assisting in the disclosure process in a large multimillion-pound case over several months.

He is keen to develop his practice in the law pertaining to landlords and tenants. He has represented parties in committal proceedings, civil injunctions, possession hearings, and housing disputes such as a three-day multi track unlawful eviction trial.

Richardo accepts instructions to advise and represent clients in mental-health law and inquests. His instructions have previously included representing a respondent in the Court of Protection and representing an NHS foundation trust at an inquest.

He also sits as a lay panel member on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness-to-practice panel.

Richardo Childs has prosecuted and defended in the Crown Court, magistrates’ courts and Youth Court.

He has experience prosecuting on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, Royal Mail, local authorities and the National Probation Service.

He also regularly defends, with experience of a wide range of criminal offences including fraud, possession with the intent to supply, burglary, and offences against the person. He has appeared on behalf of clients in parole hearings.

Richardo has a personal and approachable style which has served him well when dealing with vulnerable adults in mental-health tribunals.

Richardo Childs has used the skills he developed in general criminal practice to prosecute regulatory matters and is keen to further develop his practice.

His instructions have included fly-tipping and seizure of contraband tobacco prosecutions, and disputes regarding taxi licences.

He also represented the Director of the Border Force in condemnation and restoration hearings in the magistrates’ and First-Tier Tax Tribunal.

How much will Richardo Childs’ services cost?

Richardo mostly works on a fixed-fee basis for the main hearing, with a daily refresher rate for any subsequent date of hearing, although this depends on the type of work you request. If you’d like a quotation for his legal services in a particular matter, please contact our clerk using the details below and we’ll be very happy to help. Please also refer to Bank House Chambers’ standard terms & conditions.

What might influence the timescales of the services Richardo offers?

Richardo would normally expect to arrange a preliminary conference with your client within 7 days of first contact from you. After that, despite our best intentions, we can’t always control timescales or the amount of time we spend on a case. These can be affected by factors such as urgency; complexity; your own (or your client’s) availability; Richardo’s availability and that of any third parties; the volume of documents he needs to review or must request; and the court’s availability.

Can you have confidence in Richardo’s work?

He is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

How can you contact Richardo Childs?

In the first instance, please contact our senior clerk, Wayne Digby, on 0114 275 1223 or email him at w.digby@bankhousechambers.co.uk.