Richard Salter, KC


Richard Salter KC is a practising barrister, whose chambers are at 3 Verulam Buildings in Gray's Inn.   Richard was called to the Bar in 1975, and was elected as a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1991.  He took silk in 1995, and was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2000.  He was Chairman of the Inner Temple Scholarships Committee from 2002 to 2009, Chairman of the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association from 2004-5, a member of the Bar Council from 2004 to 2013, and Chairman of the Bar Council Legal Services Committee from 2010 to 2013.

Richard is a commercial lawyer, specialising in banking and financial law.  He has appeared in many of the leading English cases in this area, including the Bank Charges litigation (which ended in the House of Lords), Belmont v BNY Corporate Trustee Services and Goldman Sachs International v Novo Banco SA (both of which ended in the Supreme Court) and Central Bank of Ecuador v Conticorp and Sagicor Bank (Jamaica) Ltd v YP Seaton (both of which ended in the Privy Council).  He has also appeared before courts and arbitral tribunals in many other common-law jurisdictions.  He was Chambers & Partners Banking and Finance Silk of the Year in 2012.

Richard also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the King's Bench Division and in the Commercial Court, and as an arbitrator under ICC and LCIA rules.

Richard has been the consulting editor for the All England Commercial Cases since the series began.  He is a trustee of English Touring Opera, a trustee and chairman of the Comité d'Honneur of Les Azuriales Opera, and honorary counsel to the Worshipful Company of Musicians.   From 2011-2017 he was a trustee of the Oxford Law Foundation.

Richard is currently Reader of the Inner Temple, and will be Treasurer of the Inn in 2025.