Ricky has a mixed practice of housing, general civil, and immigration.
Ricky accepts instructions on behalf of tenants, landlords and local authorities in the full range of housing matters, which includes possession, disrepair, homelessness, anti-social behaviour, closure orders, and interim injunctions.
Ricky’s practice includes advisory work and written advocacy. This includes drafting particulars of claim, advice on merits and quantum, and grounds for judicial review.
Ricky attends the County Court to conduct small claims and fast track trials. He has experience of representing both claimants and defendants in:
- Personal injury
- Contractual disputes
- Road traffic accidents
- Credit hire
- Applications (default judgment, application to set aside judgment, relief from sanctions, summary judgment)
- Infant settlements
- Bankruptcy and enforcement, including charging orders
- Return of goods and time orders
Ricky accepts instructions from the Government Legal Department as a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel. He is currently instructed to assist with disclosure on the Infected Blood Inquiry and has drafted response letters in claims brought against government departments.
Having undertaken a criminal focused pupillage, Ricky gained experience representing respondents in applications for stalking protection orders, sexual harm prevention orders, community protection orders and criminal behaviour orders.
Ricky represented the Secretary of State in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) as a presenting officer before becoming a tenant in chambers. He now uses this experience to assist and represent appellants in appeals concerning asylum, deportation, deprivation, Article 3 and 8 ECHR, entry clearance and immigration bail.
Prior to pupillage, Ricky gained extensive advocacy experience appearing in the County Court as a solicitor’s agent. Ricky also worked as an investigator at the Serious Fraud Office in one of their most complex multi-jurisdictional corruption and bribery investigations into a former FTSE 100 mining company. This investigation led to the SFO v ENRC  EWCA Civ. 2006 privilege litigation case.
Bar Professional Training Course, City University
LLB (Hons) First Class
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel
CPS Level 1 Panel
Ricky is a lifelong supporter of Luton Town Football Club and an avid fan of boxing – having competed in 28 amateur bouts, winning several competitions, which included the British University Boxing tournament and ABA Home Counties title.