Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler

Call 2004

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Public Law & 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


  • 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

Notable cases this year

A v CQC - Care home facing closure by the regulator. Appeal to Care Standards Tribunal. Health and Social Care Act 2008 and Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009;

H v B - Advising to director level national care home provider. Claims for breach of contract, negligence brought by family of service user;
M v CQC - Advising care home as to appealing closure notice from Regulator;
S v SoS - Appearing for Secretary of State. Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.  Defeating appeal of fines imposed for carrying illegal immigrants across UK border;
K v Ministry of Justice  - High Court trial, human rights claim by convicted murder. Acting for Secretary of State; 
T v SoS - for Justice Life sentence prisoner, restrictions on licence; Art 8, Art 14 European Convention on Human Rights;

M v MOJHuman Rights Art 3 (inhumane treatment), Art 8 (right to life), Art 14 (discrimination) - alleged failure by prison to provide access to medical care.

G v MOJ - Striking out claim, breach of confidence, breach of Data Protection Act, immunity from suit;

F v MOJ - Strike out claims for misfeasance in public office against two prominent MPs.


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