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Richard Black Principal Lawyer, Criminal Defence

Experience Profile

Richard is a Criminal Defence Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

He is an expert in criminal defence and police misconduct.

He primarily represents police officers from the main forces in the North West in all aspects of criminal and misconduct cases.

He has dealt with many high profile cases both in the Crown Court and in the Coroners Court, including representing officers in relation to fatal road traffic accidents, fatal shootings and deaths in custody.

Richard has a keen interest in foreign languages and speaks fluent French with a good working knowledge of Russian and Italian.

He is currently studying Welsh, German and Mandarin.


Career history

  • Since 2001 Slater and Gordon
  • 1991 – 2000 Russell and Russell
  • College of Law, York
  • Cardiff Law School
  • College of Law, York


Recent Testimonials for Richard Black

“Richard made me feel at ease with his professional and friendly manner. His approach in court was first class and I write to record my appreciation and gratitude.”

Driving Offence Client, Manchester

“Richard Black went through everything with me and always explained what was going on. He tried to fill me with confidence ahead of the hearing. The professionalism of everyone involved and the friendly service was greatly appreciated at a very stressful time.”


“Richard Black was very helpful and professional. He was great assistance to me and I couldn't thank him enough.”


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