M Richards

Mhairi R. Richards Q.C.

Year of Call: 1988

Year of Silk: 2003

Mhairi Richards


LL.B. (Hons) University of Strathclyde

Diploma in Forensic Medicine University of Glasgow

Special interests


Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Stable telephone number

07740 770007


Areas of practice; Crime-trials including Murder, Fraud and Embezzlement, Drugs, RTA Sexual Offences, Serious and Organised Crime, Health and Safety Prosecutions and Regulatory Crime, particularly, E&C, AML and Bribery Act offences. POCA related matters including civil aspects.

Year of Call/Silk;  1988, Silk 2003.

Education; LlB Hons 1975 from University of Strathclyde. Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine in 1987 from University of Glasgow.

Professional Experience; formerly a Solicitor in private practice who started her own firm. Previously worked a a senior solicitor in local government.

Appeared in High Court of Justiciary, at First Instance and in the Appeal Court, Court of Session at First Instance and Inner House, Commercial Courts of the Court of Session and Sheriff Court, General Medical Council and the Tribunal for Ministry of Defence Police. Lands Tribunal.



HMA v Austin – OLR recommended but refused.

HMA v Graeme McArthur – Social Workers' tools for risk assessment

HMA v Craig Boath - use of conspiracy charge

MacCallum v Sneddon, (Commercial Court, clients successful)

HMA v Saava. Acquitted. Multi million pound V.A.T. fraud/money laundering case.