Richard Grimshaw - Clinical Negligence
Richard practices in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. He undertakes a broad spectrum of clinical negligence work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Richard has experience of trials (both on his own and as junior counsel), interlocutory and approval hearings in clinical negligence matters, as well as healthcare related inquests. He also regularly attends conferences with experts. Furthermore, Richard has considerable experience of drafting pleadings and providing written advices on liability, evidence and quantum. He is often instructed in matters that would otherwise be sent to more senior counsel.
Richard has experience of a variety of clinical negligence cases, including the following areas:
- General practice
- Failed surgery - including orthopaedics, gynaecology, urology and plastic surgery.
- Psychiatric care
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Nursing and midwifery care (including cases involving pressure sores and ulcers)
- Failures in the Emergency Department
- Claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934
- Inquests arising out of hospital/care setting deaths (including Article 2 and jury inquests)
Richard is happy to undertake work on a conditional fee agreement basis where appropriate.
He has also given a number of talks and seminars about various aspects of civil procedure, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work.
H.M. Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull
Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional ‘B’ Panel)
Atkinson v South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1590 (QB);  All ER (D) 199 (May)
Re F  – Clinical negligence case involving negligently performed cholecystectomy procedure – settled for a six-figure sum plus provisional damages
Re B  – Clinical negligence case involving secondary victim claims after young child passed away
Re G  – Clinical negligence case involving negligently performed colorectal surgery – settled for a six figure sum.
Re R  – Clinical negligence case concerning the failure to diagnose temporal arteritis
Re W  – Clinical negligence case concerning the development of pressure damage in multiple care settings
RE J  – Representing the family both at the Article 2 inquest and subsequent clinical negligence proceedings arising out of a hanging in a psychiatric unit
Re O  – Clinical negligence case involving neglectful care of a patient in a nursing home
Re C  – Inquest into the death of a patient who died following neurosurgery
Re R  – Professional negligence action concerning the undervaluation of an ankle injury
Re B  – Inquest into the death of a patient who died following a head injury that was undiagnosed in A&E
Re S  – Clinical negligence case involving foot surgery
BA (Hons) Law with Business Studies, University of Warwick (First Class Honours)
Bar Vocational Course, College of Law (Outstanding, ranked overall 1st in year)
Inner Temple Prize for ‘Outstanding’ Bar Vocational Course Result (2010)
College of Law Prize for Top Overall Bar Vocational Course Result (2009/10)
College of Law Prize for Top Advocacy Assessment Results (2009/10)
Inner Temple Exhibition Award (2009)
Inner Temple (Exhibitioner, 2009)
Chambers UK 2019
"He is hard-working and thorough. He helps clients to feel comfortable and always ensures that they understand the medical and legal issues." "He has an intelligent eye for detail and provides consistently well-thought-out advice. He responds promptly and delivers on time."
Legal 500 2019
‘An excellent barrister who is quick on his feet.’
Chambers UK 2018 (Clinical Negligence)
"His skills and expertise go beyond what you would expect for someone of his call." "He's brilliant - a really very good advocate and his preparation was second to none."
Chambers UK, 2017
"Easy to get hold of and goes above and beyond what is required of him." "Tactically insightful with impressive attention to detail."