Richard Boucher LLB

Senior Associate and Team Leader

Service Area(s):

  • Mental Health


  • Peterborough

Richard is a Senior Associate and leads the Mental Health team.

Richard was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 1998 and in that year commenced his employment with Hunt & Coombs Solicitors LLP, then Hunt & Coombs, until 2003 when he moved on to a large midlands firm, where he was made a partner in 2005.

After heading their offices in Leicester, Richard decided that he knew where his heart lay and we at Hunt & Coombs were delighted to welcome him back into the fold.

He is a member of the Mental Health Panel Lawyers Association, a Criminal Accreditation Member and a Duty Solicitor. He is a key member of our Mental Health Team and regularly represents patients, both in and out of hospital, to ensure their access to justice under the Mental Health Act.

Legal 500 recommended lawyer

In 2017, Richard, was again recommended in the Legal 500 in the following area of his expertise:

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer

Crime -general

"clients lauding Andrew Cave and mental health law expert Richard Boucher for their experience in such matters; they exhibit ‘a caring attitude rarely seen at other firms’." Legal 500 2017

In addition to the general crime and mental health work that Richard undertakes, he can also advise on health and safety work, business defence, statutory prosecutions, motoring offences and prison law.

Recently he represented a high profile businessman in the Corruption in Football investigation.