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richardo childs

Richardo Childs

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Core Practice Area: Civil, Regulatory and Disciplinary, Crime
Call: 2013
Gray's Inn
Education: Cardiff Law School - Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding (2013)
Cardiff University - PhD, Fetal Gene Therapy, Balancing of Ethical Theory, Scientific Progress and the Rights of Others (2013)
Cardiff University - Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, Distinction (2007)
University of Sheffield - LLB (Hons) Law, 2:1 (2006)
Awards: Gray's Inn - Gerald Moody BPTC Named Award (2012).
Economic and Social Research Council PhD award (2008-2012).

Before his pupillage and during his PhD Richardo was employed by Cardiff University as an associate lecturer. During this time he taught criminal and contract law in addition to post graduate teaching on the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice LLM.

Since September 2013 Richardo has practised in the County Courts as a solicitor's agent. He has represented lay clients in a variety of hearings including small claims, possession and MOJ stage 3 hearings.

Richardo joined chambers in October 2015 after successful completion of his pupillage at Devon Chambers. Richardo is developing a mixed practice. 


Personal Injury

Richardo accepts instructions in all areas of personal injury law including employer's liability claims, road traffic accidents, and slipping/tripping claims. Richardo has represented clients at Stage 3, Infant Settlement and Small Claimants hearings and accepts instructions to advise on liability and quantum. He is happy to undertake work on a Conditional Fee Agreement basis.

Mental Health, Court of Protection, Inquests

Richardo accepts instructions to advise and represent clients in all aspects of mental health and court of protection law. His recent instructions include representing a respondent in the Court of Protection.

Housing/Anti-Social Behaviour

Richardo accepts instructions on behalf of claimant and defendants in possession hearings, anti-social behaviour injunctions. He has represented defendants in breach of injunction proceedings and in housing disputes.

Chancery and Commercial

Richardo accepts instructions to advise, draft and represent clients across a wide range of chancery and commercial matters to include contentious probate issues and contractual claims.

Regulatory and Disciplinary

Richardo accepts instructions within this area, in particular with a focus upon the regulation and disciplinary aspects of healthcare law.

Crime/Prison Law

Richardo is regularly instructed on behalf of both the prosecution and defence in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

Previous Appointments

Welsh Assembly - Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council
Cardiff University - Welsh Rugby Union, Team Manager and Student Advisor
Cardiff University - Associate lecturer in Criminal, Contract and Medical 


Childs. 'Fetal Gene Therapy: Balancing ethical theory, scientific progress and the rights of others.' PhD Thesis 2013 Available at

Chadwick and Childs. 'Ethical issues on the diagnosis and management of fetal genetic disorders' Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Volume 26, Issue 5, October 2012, pages 541-550.

Childs. 'Muddying the waters: Fetal gene therapy and confidentiality'. Cardiff University Law Society Student Law Journal, Issue 4 2012, pages 9-16.

Other Interests

Richardo has a keen interest in many sports including rugby, football and athletics having previously competed nationally in long jump and the 60m sprint.

Richardo represented GB Under 23 in long jump and has won national medals in the event.
He also enjoys cooking and gardening in his spare time.