Richard has been representing police officers for many years. Officers and the Federation demand the highest level of representation. Richard delivers this and has developed an established reputation for excellence in this area. Richard has represented officers within Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire Constabularies. Richard has experience not only at first instance hearings but also on appeal.
He has a determination never to give up on a case, and will pursue a case to the highest level of appeal in order to achieve the correct result.
Police Law Cases
R v DC Harrison Liverpool Crown Court 2014 – Data Protection Act. Offences.
R v PC Sweeney (2015) – Manchester Crown Court. Possessing unlawful images.
DC McNeal (2015) – Misconduct Hearing – Alleged unlawful detention of a vulnerable female.
Sgt McCourt (2015) – Misconduct Hearing and PAT – Senior police officer alleged to have sexually harassed 4 separate females.
PC Ross Walters (2016) – PAT hearing allegations of indecent assault.
PC Cheung (2016 and ongoing) – Misconduct hearing – Alleged assault on suspect and perverting course of justice.
In 2014 Richard represented a Detective Constable at a Misconduct Hearing in Leeds following her unlawful detention and admitted assault captured on CCTV of a 16 year old girl who was alleging she had been raped. Richard managed to persuade the panel that such conduct amounted to Misconduct and she was not dismissed.