Profile

Ricky commenced pupillage in October 2020 and is currently a 2nd-six pupil, appearing in the Magistrates, Crown Court and County Court on a daily basis, whilst continuing to develop his interests in civil and immigration.

Education

Bar Professional Training Course, City University
LLB (Hons) First Class, The University of Westminster

Memberships

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel
CPS Level 1 Panel

Interests

Ricky is a lifelong supporter of Luton Town Football Club and an avid fan of boxing – having competed in 28 amateur bouts, winning a number of competitions, which included the British University Boxing tournament and ABA Home Counties title.

Practice Areas

Cases

General Civil
Prior to pupillage, Ricky appeared in the county court as an advocate and gained experience in small claims, including road traffic accidents and credit hire, default judgment, applications to set aside, mortgage and rental possession claims, applications to suspend warrants, personal insolvency, contractual disputes, charging orders, Tomlin orders and infant settlement approval hearings.

Ricky also worked as a paralegal for a national solicitors firm representing trade union members, where he gained experience in employment law, including claims for unpaid wages in a group litigation against the police.

During pupillage, Ricky has been supervised by Matthew Lee and gained experience in housing. This included defending Section 21 possession claims, disrepair claims, Section 202 review cases, anti-social behaviour, interim and freezing injunctions, drafting particulars of claim and advices on merits and quantum. Ricky wishes to continue to develop his interest and practice in housing and employment law.

Ricky accepts instructions from the Government Legal Department as a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Panel.

Immigration
Ricky represented the Secretary of State in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) as a presenting officer and gained experience in appeals concerning asylum, deportation (Non-EEA and EEA), deprivation, Article 3 and 8 ECHR, entry clearance and immigration bail.

Ricky wishes to use this experience to assist and represent appellants.

Crime
During 1st-six of pupillage, Ricky was supervised by Paramjit Ahluwalia, and gained experience in cases involving modern slavery and assisted in drafting advices and grounds of appeal against conviction and sentence to the CCRC and Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

Prior to pupillage, Ricky 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 [2018] EWCA Civ. 2006 privilege litigation case.

Ricky has appeared in the Magistrates and Crown Court on a daily basis during his 2nd-six of pupillage and accepts instructions from the CPS as a member of their level 1 panel.