Richard Egan has been positioning his practice away from fraud and money-laundering cases, towards cases involving clients facing claims of sexual misconduct, assault or domestic violence of a kind ‘that can have cataclysmic consequences if they result in a prosecution’. Egan defended Lotfi Raissi — the man wrongly accused of training the 9/11 hijackers — against extradition to the US. He also successfully defended a billionaire’s daughter accused of importing cocaine and cannabis from Barbados. He also acted for Tania Clarence, the wife of an Investec banker, successfully arguing diminished responsibility in relation to the deaths of her three children. He is an extremely likeable and impressive lawyer.