Richard Grimshaw - Inquests, Public Inquiries and Coronial Law
Richard has a broad clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed on inquest matters, predominantly arising out of deaths in the healthcare setting but also including road traffic deaths and deaths at work. Richard has experience representing both bereaved families and professionals involved in the care of those who have died and has represented clients at Article 2 inquests and inquests before juries. He has gained extensive experience of questioning clinicians and an understanding of a variety of medical techniques and conditions. Richard is particularly aware of and sensitive to the emotional nature of the inquest process and is adept at assisting clients through the same.
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 M  – Article 2 jury inquest into the death of a patient who died in hospital after developing post-operative delirium
Re W  – Article 2 jury inquest into the death of a prisoner found hanging in his cell
Re H  – Jury inquest concerning injuries sustained by a patient dropped from a hoist
Re H  – Inquest arising out of the failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction
Re J  – Article 2 inquest into the death of a voluntary psychiatric patient who hanged herself on the psychiatric unit
Re C  – Inquest into the death of a patient who died following neurosurgery
Re M  – Inquest into the death of a patient who died following an overdose of chemotherapy
Re G  – Representing a care home at an inquest into the death of a resident
Re B  – Inquest into the death of a patient who died following a head injury that went undiagnosed in A&E
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."