qualified then worked for seven years at one of East London's best-known criminal firms.
In 1992 he
successfully defended Lady Dawn Kennedy at the Old Bailey, acquitted of perverting the course of public justice after accusing three men of rape.
In 1993 he
successfully represented the late Ramadan Guney (see below), who had stood £1m surety for Asil Nadir.
In 1994 he moved to the West End firm of Offenbachs, later becoming a partner.
In 1995, he
succeeded in overturning convictions for drugs offences in the case of R v Marulanda, Ifill and others, eventually securing their acquittal at a re-trial.
n 2000 he
represented Graham Waddon in one of the country's first prosecutions for internet pornography and one which established the international jurisdiction of the criminal courts in obscenity cases.
n the same year he
also represented an academic in the case of Atkins -v- DPP, a landmark case regarding pornography and the internet.
In 2009 Rick
defended John Worboys, the London taxi driver accused of being the UK's most prolific sex offender, taking over the case less than two months before trial.
In 2009 Rick
successfully overturned a £1.1m Confiscation Order in the Court of Appeal (R -v- Leeming).
In 2010 Rick defended Peter Sainsbury, General Secretary of the POW Trust in a four month trial at Southwark Crown Court alleging £2m fraud.
continues to advise and represent clients in a variety of serious crime and serious fraud matters with a noted specialisation in the field of criminal confiscation and proceeds of crime work.
Rick's current instructions include £13m confiscation proceedings fixed for hearing in September, 2011, and an insurance fraud involving Lloyds of London fixed for trial in January 2012.
has successfully advised and represented: