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Slimming Pills Manslaughter Case

27th June 2018 - Bernard Rebelo was today convicted of placing unsafe food (Dinitrophenol) on the market and the gross negligent manslaughter of Elouise Parry.

Richard Barraclough QC prosecuted.

BBC News Report - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-44634226


Richard Barraclough QC is a Common Lawyer whose vast experience in civil and criminal matters has been acquired over more than 30 years of practice.

What the Directories say...

"His presence in court is second to none"

Legal 500 [2015]

"He has a very commanding presence in court that the jury could not fail to notice" "He is an outstanding barrister.  He makes clients believe that he is on their side and that he is in there for them"

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2015]

"Commentators speakhighly of his fantastic perfromance in court.  His mixed defence and prosecution practice encompasses all serious criminal cases, and in particular complex murders" "He has a very distinctive, deep voice, which is almost a trade mark - it gives him a unique and effective courtroom style"

Chambers UK Bar Guide [2014]

"Recommended for the prosecution and defence of serious crime"

Legal 500 [2014]


  • Fellow of the University of Hull Wilberforce Institute
  • Master of the Bench (Inner Temple)
  • Legal Advisor to the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council
  • Former Chairman of the Bar Council's Disability Committee
  • Teacher of advocacy at the Inner Temple


MA (Oxon)


Richard has acted for major construction and transport companies including London Underground and Transport for London, car manufacturers, factories, railways, hospitals, schools, insurers and local authorities as well as individuals from company directors to diplomats sons, anti-terrorist officers contract killers, gangs and psychopaths.

He prosecutes and defends in major criminal matters.


  • Civil and commercial advice and litigation including bankruptcy, contracts, trusts, wills, land, leases and employment;
  • Exploitation and Modern-day Slavery;
  • Serious Crime (Mainly murder, fraud and abuse);
  • Civil fraud;
  • Proceeds of crime;
  • Death and catastrophic personal injury however cause;
  • Regulatory  crime, local authority law and policy, consumer law, licensing and Coroners Courts;
  • Environmental crime and planning enforcement;
  • Professional including medical negligence;
  • Transport Commissioners.

Richard is a recognised expert in jury trials and has been involved in a series of high profile murder, fraud, consumer protection, child abuse and rape cases. He is equally at home as an advocate before judges and disciplinary tribunals. He is expert in the handling of vulnerable witnesses and defendants and is a trained facilitator in relation to the process.


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