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Chris Fallows Solicitor, Criminal & Misconduct

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Chris is a criminal solicitor advocate at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

He works with matters encompassing all aspects of criminal law and police misconduct investigations together with the preparation of cases before the Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts and Police misconduct hearings.

Chris has experience with the full range of criminal allegations including road traffic offences, public order matters, serious assaults, sexual offences, frauds and thefts, drug offences, offences against public justice, misconduct in a public office and murder/manslaughter.

He also has experience in representing Police Officers in relation to the investigation of Police Misconduct and preparing cases for misconduct hearings or Police Appeal Tribunals.

Chris has experience with advising Police Officers involved in the aftermath of deaths in custody, pursuits resulting in a serious injury or fatality and police shootings.

Chris joined Slater and Gordon in 2015 having spent seven years working as a Criminal Defence Solicitor in Greater Manchester. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2008, thereafter becoming a Magistrates Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor having passed the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS) in 2010.

Whilst with Slater and Gordon, Chris qualified as a Solicitor Advocate having passed the Higher Rights of Audience assessment, enabling him to represent clients before the Crown Court alongside Barristers and other Solicitor Advocates.


Career history

  • Since January 2015: Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • 2011-2015: Garratts Solicitors
  • 2009-2011: Norcross, Lees & Riches Solicitors


  • BPP Law School, Manchester
  • University of Huddersfield

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme
  • Member of the Solicitors' Association of Higher Courts Advocates