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Richard Gaffney Principal Lawyer, Personal Injury - Serious Injuries

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Richard is a Serious Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Cambridge.

He specialises in handling cases involving serious injury and accidents in the armed forces.

He has significant experience in claims involving head injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries as well as fatal accident claims.

Richard provides a link between Cycling UK and Slater and Gordon Lawyers who both have a mutual interest in lobbying for the interests of cyclists and cycling accident victims.

He spent 10 years in the armed forces before becoming a lawyer so has particular understanding of the complexities when dealing with military accident claims.

During his career he has developed several niche legal service areas including claims involving complicated chronic pain issues.


  • Serious injuries
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Fatal accidents
  • Military accident claims
  • Brain injury

Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Legal 500: Richard is "a charmer and a fighter."
  • Chambers and Partners 2016: Richard is "efficient and methodical, with a real understanding of the case."
  • Chambers and Partners 2017: He "doesn't get flustered, even when litigation becomes difficult."

Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) 
  • Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel

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Recent Testimonials for Richard Gaffney

“We would like to thank you for your expertise, guidance and personal care. We shall not miss the stress involved in reaching this settlement but we will miss the regular friendly interactions! We are very grateful to you.”

M Family, Cambridge

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