RICHARD TURNBULL ( Crime )
Richard joined Russell & Russell’s in house advocacy team in 2022 with a move from a role in HM Courts and Tribunals Service where he worked as a Magistrates’ Courts Legal Advisor. In this role Richard was responsible for all those attending court whether as defendant, victim or witness. This required in-depth legal knowledge across the whole range of criminal proceedings and the ability to communicate that clearly to magistrates and court users to deal with cases justly, sitting in sentencing hearings and trials. He now leverages this experience in his representation of clients to achieve best possible outcomes.
Richard is a second career lawyer having previously served a 22 year career as a regular soldier in the British Army. Whilst in service Richard undertook his qualifying law degree with the Open University and then went onto completing his master’s degree in professional legal practice with the University of Law in Manchester. He qualified as a solicitor in January 2020, initially representing clients in defence and advocacy in Traffic Commissioner Public Inquires and environmental and waste issues in the Magistrates’ Courts. Richard is goal driven and highly organised, he has high personal performance standards which he now transfers to his legal practice.
In his spare time Richard enjoys cycling, golf, walking his dogs on the West Pennine Moors and spending time with his family.