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Richard Thomas Principal Lawyer, Crime and Regulatory

Experience Profile

Richard is a crime and regulatory solicitor at Slater and Gordon in Chester.

He is one of the few solicitors in Chester specialising in criminal law and has represented clients at Crown Court in relation to a wide variety of offences. He has also had several sentences reduced at the Court of Appeal.

As a duty solicitor with higher court rights, Richard can represent clients at Crown Court without having to instruct a barrister.

Richard also specialises in private prosecutions, appeals against Ofsted and representing third parties at inquests.


Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Legal 500: “recommended lawyer”

Career history

  • Since 2015 Slater and Gordon
  • 1997 – 2015 Walker Smith Way Legal 


  • University of Bristol

Professional memberships

  • Chester and Ellesmere Port 24-Hour Police Station and Court Duty Solicitor Scheme