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Slater and Gordon

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Richard Black

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Slater and Gordon

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Criminal and misconduct department. Crime-general; criminal defence; police misconduct; inquest and coroners court.


Principal lawyer, criminal and misconduct. Salaried principal lawyer January 2010. Solicitor, admitted 1993. Criminal litigation (defence), coroners court, police disciplinary.


Trained Russell & Russell, Bolton; qualified 1993. General criminal practitioner, left as partner in 2000. Joined Russell Jones & Walker, criminal and disciplinary – police federation, 2001.


French (fluent), Russian, Italian.


Manchester Grammar School (1977-84); Cardiff University (1988 LLB); College of Law, York (1990 Law Society Finals).

North West: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Black - Slater and Gordon

Within: Crime: general

Slater and Gordon fields a ‘top-class team’ that includes ‘hard-hitterRichard Black, who provides an ‘exceptional service to police officers facing criminal prosecution’; the ‘dedicated’ Jonathon Enston, who  ‘leaves no stone unturned’ in fraud, business crime and regulatory cases; Rachel Adamson, who joined from Stephensons Solicitors LLP  and is a  ‘major force’; and the ‘tenacious and hardworking’ Alan Greenidge. The team has particular expertise in police law and acts for clients including the Police Federation as well as private individuals. It regularly represents police officers facing criminal investigations or misconduct proceedings and in sensitive cases such as shootings, fatal road traffic collisions and deaths in police custody. It also handles a large number of professional misconduct proceedings.

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