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Slater and Gordon

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 stands out for its experience in advising on a range of criminal law matters and is best known for its experience in representing the Police Federation as well as private clients. It represents police officers facing criminal investigations, misconduct proceedings, shootings, fatal traffic collisions and deaths in police custody, or following police contact. This also includes representation at inquests and public inquiries. The team also represents individuals in complex criminal investigations arising from their employment. Richard Black regularly handles complex and high-profile cases; Paul Reddy heads the road traffic defence team; recently promoted principal lawyer Christopher Fallows represents police officers facing criminal and disciplinary hearings; and associate litigation executive Alan Greenidge is 'first-rate'.

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  • FSA enforcement and lessons from Galleon

    Hot on the heels of securing convictions and a custodial sentence for insider dealing in R v McQuoid [2009], further signs of the Financial Services Authority (FSA)’s renewed vigour for combating market abuse continue to emerge.
    - Russell Jones & Walker

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