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Alan Samuels Senior Solicitor

Experience Profile

Alan is the head of the Criminal & Misconduct department at Newcastle office.

His practice encompasses all aspects of criminal law and particularly criminal allegations against police officers and also police misconduct cases. Alan has also represented police officers at inquests into deaths in custody and those following police contact. He has also attended a number of Post-incident procedures to represent police officers in death and serious injury cases.

Alan has represented police officers accused of a range of criminal offences, from the very serious to minor road traffic, achieving some excellent results. He also has particular expertise in Police misconduct, successfully representing officers during investigations, including those by the IPCC, and at misconduct hearings. Alan also successfully challenged the decision of the former chief constable of Northumbria Police to dispense with a probationary constable without following the misconduct procedures in R v Chief Constable of Northumbria, ex parte Kay [2009].

Alan qualified as a Solicitor at a specialist criminal defence practice in Sussex in 2001, having trained there.

He joined RJW, now Slater and Gordon Lawyers, in September 2006. The Legal 500 2013 edition states that "Alan Samuels regularly acts in high-profile cases, and recently represented a custody sergeant charged with two counts of common assault on a detainee". 

He graduated with an upper second degree in Law from Middlesex University in 1997. Alan completed the Legal Practice Course in 1998 at Anglia Ruskin University, passing with distinction. He also won the prize of Advocacy.

Alan is a qualified duty solicitor and accredited police station representative.

Alan is a member of the Law Society and the Health & Safety Lawyers Association.