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Richard has practiced extensively in the field of criminal litigation throughout his career. He specialises in representing police officers accused of criminal and road traffic offences both in the police station and at Court.
Richard has developed extensive advocacy skills in the Magistrates Court arena and deals with all aspects of criminal litigation from first appearance, bail applications, trials, sentencing and binding ruling hearings. He has also prepared high profile cases at the Crown Court including murder, rape, GBH, death by dangerous and death by careless driving and misconduct in public office.
Notable cases include R-v-W & M (2 police officers acquitted of rape on duty) R-v-H (police officer charged with death by careless driving) and regularly presents special reasons and hardship pleas in the Magistrates Court resulting in clients not receiving endorsements or disqualifications from driving for driving offences.
Richard trained with Russell & Russell Solicitors, Bolton and remained there on qualifying in 1993. He became a partner in 1997. Richard left in 2000 to join Russell Jones & Walker (now Slater and Gordon) and became a partner/principal lawyer in 2011.
Richard’s education includes The Manchester Grammar School; Manchester, Cardiff Law School - LLB Hons and College of Law, York – Law Society Finals.
Richard speaks French (Fluent), Russian (intermediate), Italian (basic), German (basic) and is currently learning Mandarin.
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