Richard is Head of the Abuse Team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester. He represents clients all over the UK.
He has been described as “one of Britain’s leading specialists” in the field of abuse law.
During his career he has acted for victims in many high profile cases. Richard has particular expertise in cases involving religious organisations such as the Catholic Church, Church of England, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Islamic institutions such as mosques and madrasahs. He also represents many young women affected by child exploitation across the country, and acts for victims of abuse with learning difficulties.
Richard has written and lectured extensively on the subject of child abuse. His book Betrayed: The English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis was published in 2014 and Richard also co-authored the APIL Guide to Child Abuse Compensation Claims published in 2011.