About Us
rh law defence solicitors manchester

Telephone 0161 233 1040

24hr Emergency 07831 233 542

About Us

RH Law is a boutique criminal defence practice with an emphasis on the personal approach.

Our ethos has always been that ‘big is not necessarily better’.  We are a small team of dedicated individuals driven entirely by the desire to bring about the best outcome for our clients regardless of the predicament in which they find themselves.





We specialise in defending clients facing the most serious and complex of allegations.  We aim to always be contactable and know our clients value consistency and continuity when it comes to their representation.  We provide that reassuring ‘hand on the shoulder’ at those times when clients are most vulnerable and when the world can feel a very lonely place.


We have experience of all types of cases from drugs conspiracies through to complex frauds and regulatory matters. We are highly regarded by other professionals in the field and have access to some of the most able barristers and experts in the country to help us defend you. We have never needed to advertise, our referrals come mostly by word of mouth and personal recommendation.

Meet the Directors



Helen Richardson


I qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and have worked as a criminal defence practitioner throughout my career.

There is a lot more paperwork involved in the job now and I have had to become skilled in dealing with the demands of increasingly complex cases involving the use of cell site evidence and advanced forensic techniques. I enjoy these intellectual challenges but what still excites me most about the work even after all these years is the diverse range of people that I meet and the opportunity and privilege to provide assistance to people from many walks of life.

I am well aware that my clients are often feeling vulnerable and are hugely stressed by their engagement with the criminal justice system which is complex , daunting and wields great power. I like to think that I can offer a personal, compassionate touch whilst delivering a high level of expertise.


Simon Harrison


I have over 20 years of experience of tenaciously defending those facing investigation and prosecution for alleged involvement in serious and organised crime, including terror related offences, homicide, drugs, firearms, complex fraud and regulatory matters.  Whilst I pride myself on being pragmatic, approachable and sensitive to a client’s needs; I aim to provide a dynamic, pro-active and robust approach to defending their position.  I can assist at the early stages of an investigation including challenging the legality of any search and seizures and with subsequent crisis management.  I have acted in many high profile and sensitive cases nationwide.  I hold rights of audience before the higher courts and am a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association.

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Contact Us

Hanover House, 30 – 32 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4FD.

Telephone: 0161 233 1040

Fax: 0161 236 5311

Emergency: 07831 233 542

Email: hello@rhlawsolicitors.co.uk