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Richard Gaffney

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Slater and Gordon

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Richard is a Principal Lawyer in the personal injury team at Slater and Gordon’s offices in Cambridge. He specialises in claims involving catastrophic and serious injuries. Richard has significant experience in claims involving head injury, multiple orthopaedic, amputation and fatal accident claims. He spent 10 years in the armed forces before becoming a lawyer so has particular experience in dealing with military accident claims. Richard is also Slater & Gordon’s principal lawyer for Cycling UK, the UK’s national cycling charity.


Richard has been practising full time in claimant personal injury since the year 2000 and joined Slater and Gordon in 2013.


Richard provides regular training sessions for interested groups including consultant surgeons and doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors, etc. Richard is also a member of APIL and a member of one of the few teams that are nationally accredited as specialist solicitors by both the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway, brain injury association/charity.

East Anglia: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

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Richard Gaffney - Slater and Gordon

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon has a large team of 'highly experienced specialist personal injury lawyers who are extremely professional and yet caring and personal'. The firm operates a multi-track office in Cambridge handling complex multimillion-pound brain and spinal injury claims, as well as military, CICA, fatal accident and repetitive strain injury matters. The 'extremely knowledgeable and conscientious' Angela Beric is child brain injury and CICA specialist. Brain and spinal injury specialist Paul Tapner routinely wins large settlements; military claims specialist Richard Gaffney has a strong track record of in traumatic brain injury, fatal accident and amputation matters; and the 'highly professional' Crystal Eaton is a rising star.

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