Richard Westlake

Housing Case Worker


Richard works in Cartridges Law legal aid franchise for housing and homelessness (homeless prevention). He joined the firm in 2018 and specialises in assisting clients with complex social issues, who may be facing eviction or managing difficult situations with bailiffs.

Richard’s career within the field social advice and support spans 25 years. During this time he has worked as an advisor for Citizens Advice in numerous locations across the South West, spent six years working for Shelter and, more recently, specialised in housing resettlement at HMP Channings Wood for 9 years.


  • Homeless prevention
  • Housing Law
  • Competent advocate in the court


  • Voluntarily helps to run the Kingsbridge rugby team
  • An active member of the Grenadier Guards Association
  • Collector of vintage cinema posters