Richard Egan

London Warren Street

Contact tel
02073888333 (ext.6633)



Senior Partner


London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, Health & Safety Lawyers' Association, Association of Military Court Advocates and Justice

Richard is a Senior Partner at Tuckers Solicitors London office and Head of the Special Casework Department, dealing with serious and complex criminal prosecutions.

Richard is in charge of bespoke legal teams set up to prepare and analyse cases where there are likely to be complex legal issues or voluminous documentation. He has particular expertise in murder, conspiracy to murder, extortion and corruption as well as fraud money laundering and defending those accused of international criminal conspiracies.

Richard and his team utilise sophisticated case IT case management systems, that ensure no matter how complex or voluminous the case, no detail is overlooked.

Richard is ranked as a “Band 1” lawyer in Chambers and Partners the independent guide to the profession who describe him as:

“A real heavyweight in the field” – Chambers 2013

” One of the best lawyers of his generation”  – Chambers 2012

Richard is ranked as a “Leading individual” in the Legal 500 who describe him as:

“A smart cookie” – Legal 500 2013

“Egan’s attention to detail is second to none” – Legal 500 2013

General Crime

Richard has had a successful practice in defending clients accused of murder and conspiracy to murder both in the UK and abroad. He regularly deals with matters involving multiple jurisdictional issues and has expertise in international law extradition and mutual assistance. Richard has acted successfully in defending a number of army courts martial proceedings as well as defending service personnel in state prosecutions including a high-profile conspiracy to murder by British army soldiers in Belize.   Detailed submissions to the court resulted in the case against his soldier client being thrown out. Richard was voted Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year after successfully defending the man wrongly accused of training the 9/11 pilots against his attempted extradition to the United States following which he was able to successfully sue the government and was granted substantial damages. He also acted for defendants accused of conspiracy to murder in the transatlantic airline ‘liquid bomb’ plot and the lead defendant accused of attempted murder in the London/Glasgow bomb plots. Richard is regularly instructed in extremely serious and high profile cases requiring media management and has significant experience in dealing with the additional burdens that close media scrutiny may present.

Fraud and Business Crime

Richard was instructed to act on behalf of businessmen named as suspects in the commission of enquiry following the suspension of the constitution in the Turks and Caicos Islands corruption scandal. He has also acted on behalf of a director in relation to the BAE corruption allegations and acted for the only defendant to be cleared in the Ritz Hotel fraud where a conspiracy to extort funds for the proposed sale of the landmark hotel in London resulted in a high-profile trial. He is currently acting on behalf of a film producer accused of the largest tax fraud conspiracy ever prosecuted and for a lead heart surgery perfusionist in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the National Health Service of millions of pounds. Richard has also acted for corporate clients in a number of regulatory prosecutions and twice successfully defended Millwall Football Club against allegations of corporate racism brought by the Football Association as well as successfully acting for football agents investigated for alleged corruption in multi million pound player transfer deals.

Richard’s success in defending high profile defendants has been the subject of a lead article in ‘The Times’ newspaper and he has appeared regularly as a legal expert in the broadcast media. He is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, the Health and Safety Lawyers Association, Association of Military Court Advocates and Justice.



Tuckers’ insider trading client – Acquitted

Tuckers’ client, Mr Sappal, was the only defendant acquitted in a trial relating to insider dealing, which has just concluded at the Old Bailey. Senior Partner, Richard Egan and the Special Casework team acted for Mr Sappal on a private basis in one of the rare cases brought by the FCA for insider dealing. The… Read more »

Charity worker acquitted of terrorism offences

Our Terrorism team in Special Casework, headed by Senior Partner Richard Egan, supported by Vajahat Sharif and Somsul Hoque, have secured the acquittal of a charity worker accused of terrorism offences.  Mr Pervez Rafiq from Huddersfield, was facing allegations of using convoys to provide financial and material support to extremists in Syria along with three others. It… Read more »

Tuckers enjoy strong showing in new Chambers directory

Tuckers have had an extremely strong showing in the new edition of the Chambers & Partners directory, released today, with top tier rankings in many areas of the directory. In Crime, the firm is ranked in Band 1 in London and is in Band 1 on the basis of its national presence and in Manchester and Birmingham…. Read more »

Premier League Footballer acquitted of sexual assault

Richard acted for “ X” a professional footballer at his trial in April 2016. He was acquitted by a jury on a number of charges of sexual assault by penetration following a 3 day trial at a Crown Court in the South East of England. The investigation, prosecution and trial was handled with great discretion… Read more »

Chambers & Partners – accolades for Tuckers

Tuckers have once again had two Partners named in the top tier of individual lawyer’s ranked in the Crime section of Chambers & Partners, with the firm ranked in both the Crime and Financial Crime categories once again. Sarnjit Lal is identified as an “Associate to Watch”, a little out of date now she has… Read more »

Tania Clarence – sentenced to Hospital Order

In a widely publicised case, Richard Egan represented Tania Clarence in her defence to a charge of murder in connection with the deaths of her three disabled children. Mr Egan represented Mrs Clarence from the time of the initial police station interview and throughout the preparation of the case after being selected by the legal team… Read more »

New Chambers Rankings

Tuckers are delighted to announce the results of the latest Chambers Directory publication, which has maintained the rankings of key individuals – as well as introducing some new individuals and categories to the directory.   Renata Pinter has been recognised for her work in the new Extradition category – being ranked in Band 1.  … Read more »

Legal 500 & Chambers acclaim Tuckers

Both the Legal 500 & Chambers Directories have recently published their new additions, heaping more acclaim on Tuckers’ lawyers. In Criminal Defence, London Partners Richard Egan, Jim Meyer and Phil Smith all feature strongly.   Richard is identified as “one of the finest lawyers of his generation”, Jim as “a wonderful, stand-out lawyer”.  Phil Smith… Read more »

Forest Hill Police Shooting

Partner, Richard Egan is representing a man who was shot by police and then arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of three officers.  The 25-year old spent a considerable amount of time in hospital after he was hit by several bullets at the incident in February. The suspect’s family have lodged a formal complaint… Read more »

Tuckers client acquitted of Ritz Hotel Scam

Tuckers client Patrick Dolan is acquitted of charges relating to a scam to sell the Ritz Hotel.

Extradition to America – 9/11

Extradition to America – 9/11

“Grooming” for Jihad

Tuckers acting for defendants accused of grooming individuals for terrorism

Graffs Jewellery Robbery

Tuckers acting in relation to high profile jewelery robbery

Successful murder appeal

Murder conviction over-turned



Airline “Liquid Bomb” Plot

Tuckers act in relation to alleged ‘airline liquid bomb plot’

Tuckers act in successful in defence of Usman Saddique

Man accused of involvement in terrorism cleared

Conspiracy to sell the Ritz Hotel

Conspiracy to fruadulently sell the Ritz Hotel in London.

Turks and Caicos Islands Investigation

Tuckers instructed in alleged multi-billion pound corruption.

Tuckers Represent Millwall Football Club

Tuckers successfully defend Millwall F.C. in relation to charges brought by the Football Association following match against West Ham United.