Richard McLean

  • Year of Call 2011

Instruct Richard



Richard has experience of public law work for central government. He is currently appearing alone for the Home Office as an intervener in a High Court adoption case with immigration/public law concerns. As a result, Richard is well versed in the local authority (Waltham Forest) considerations in such cases.

During pupillage, Richard drafted grounds of defence for judicial review for a number of government departments, including immigration and financial services among others.

Richard is experienced in JR law and procedure and is comfortable taking instructions across a broad spectrum of public law.

Prior to pupillage Richard worked in the legal office of the Department for Education, gaining experience of academy conversions (both challenges to, and local authority facilitation), SEN and general school provision issues.

Richard has experience of prosecution including managing complex cases of up to 10 days in length. Richard formerly managed HM Treasury’s freedom of information responses and has experience of working on cases involving data protection and monetary penalty notices.

All of Richard’s experience informs his current work. 

Direct Access

Direct Access

Richard is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Richard on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at