Richard Wheeler

Year of Call: 2004
Email Address: richard.wheeler@3pb.co.uk
Secure Email: richard.wheeler@3paper.cjsm.net
Telephone: 01962 868884

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Public and 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

Recent cases

  • W v HCC & Ors - instructed in breach of human rights claim brought by estate of deceased prisoner. Alleged breaches of Art 2 (right to life), Art 3 (torture) and Art 8 (private life) European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Inquest into sinking of Bugaled Breizh - instructed by the Ministry of Defence in this long running inquest into the sinking of a French fishing vessel in 2004. Multiple evidential and legal issues arising from lengthy proceedings in France. Art 2 inquest. Families allege involvement of HM naval submarine in sinking, denied by MOD.
  • 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 MOJ - Human 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.
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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 & 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
  • Junior Counsel to the Crown (B panel) from September 2015
  • New practitioner advocacy trainer, Inner Temple

Professional bodies

Personal Injury Bar Association

Direct Access

Richard Wheeler is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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