Paul Ricketts (2002)


Paul is a busy criminal practitioner on the Western Circuit and is available to take instructions on behalf of both the prosecution and defence.

Paul Ricketts (2002)

Practice Areas

Crime, Prison Law, Regulatory.


Having undertaken Pupillage in 2002- 2003 in Bristol, Paul has over 10 years’ experience as a barrister in criminal law regularly appearing in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court.  He maintains an active interest in crime academically and is a regular contributor to chambers’ blog site, examining relevant developments in criminal law and procedure. 

Paul is regularly instructed on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, and is currently a Grade 2 prosecutor. He has also developed a niche practice defending private clients charged with road traffic offences throughout Wales and the West of England.

Paul has a forensic eye for detail, in part from his previous training in accountancy, which is put to good use when both advising and representing clients at court.  He is able to provide clear and practical advice to clients and is experienced in representing youths.  Paul is well regarded as an effective trial advocate and has conducted trials involving intermediaries, young and vulnerable witnesses.


Interests and Commitments

Away from work, Paul enjoys cooking, travel and photography.


Qualifications & Awards

  • BA (Hons), Accounting & Finance
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Public Access

Professional Memberships

  • Gray’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit