Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler

Call 2004

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Richard practises predominantly in personal injury, clinical negligence, public and regulatory law and contract/commercial work.


  • Junior Counsel to the Crown (B panel) from September 2015
  • Deputy District Judge, South Eastern Circuit (May 2015)
  • Legal assessor to the General Council of Osteopaths (February 2015).
  • Government Legal Department (Treasury Counsel) Regional Panel (2012)
  • Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee
  • Trustee of charity Just Advocacy
  • New practitioner advocacy trainer, Inner Temple

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Head injuries & brain damage
  • Industrial disease, mesothelioma and asbestosis
  • Fatal accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Negligent care in care homes
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Public Liability (including animals)
  • Road Traffic Accidents (including motorcycles)
  • Military accidents
  • Prison accidents
  • Coroner’s Inquests

Public & Regulatory

  • Civil penalties under Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Health care regulation, particularly care homes
  • Prisoner Human Rights claims
  • Data Protection Act claims
  • Breach of confidence
  • Immunity from suit
  • Art 2 Inquests


  • Insurance (e.g. ATE, LEI, road traffic)
  • Company dispute
  • Sale / Supply of Goods
  • Debt Recovery

Recent Cases - more detail on specialist pages

  • High Court trial, human rights claim by convicted murder
  • Advised and instructed for trial in mesothelioma and asbestosis claims.
  • Led by Stuart Brown QC in two high value personal injury cases.
  • Junior alone at JSM in personal injury settlement c. £800,000.
  • Junior alone in £2m road accident claim.
  • Advised Ministry of Justice in breach of confidence, breach data protection claim
  • Advised and appeared for Secretary of State in immigration penalty appeals.
  • Advised national care home company on breach of contract claim.
  • Advised national insurance company as to material non-disclosure.


July 13 2015:

Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Wheeler has been appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel more

May 29 2015:

Richard Wheeler appointed as Deputy District Judge (Civil) South Eastern Circuit more

February 11 2015:

Richard Wheeler has been appointed to the panel of legal assessors for the General Osteopathic Council. more

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Academic Qualifications

Warwick University Philosophy and Literature First Class, 2000

CPE, Merit, 2003

BVC, Very competent, 2004


Inner Temple Horace Avory scholar 2004

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate
  • Appointed Western Circuit Representative to the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee. 2013
  • Appointed by Attorney General to Treasury Council Regional Panel. 2012
  • Appointed Legal Assessor to the General Council of Osteopaths 2014
  • Appointed Deputy District Judge (Civil) South Eastern Circuit 2015