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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

“This has truly been the hardest journey of my life and your support has been invaluable to me. Throughout this time you have been far more than my solicitor – you have been a friend, a listening ear, an advisor, someone I could laugh and cry with and beyond everything else someone who believed in me and fought for my case. During the latter and most difficult few months you made yourself available whenever I needed you, always provided reality checks and never made any promises you couldn’t keep – for this I am incredibly grateful.”

Ms A

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