Richard Moat - Personal Injury
Deputy Leader of the Personal Injury Group
Richard specialises in substantial value personal injury claims.
Richard works for both Claimants and Defendants in cases involving:-
• Brain injuries
• Severe spinal injuries
• Fatal accidents
• Industrial disease and asbestos claims
• Deafness claims
• CICA claims
Known for his enthusiasm for ‘a fight’ Richard is regularly instructed in trials and round table meetings as well as being known for his high turnover of paperwork. He has specialist knowledge on civil procedure issues particularly involving admissions, service and limitation issues.
Christ Church Oxford (BA)
"He comes up with excellent and unique strategies to resolve cases. He is an excellent advocate and very pragmatic as well." "His advice is straight to the point."
Chambers UK 2016
‘It is surprising he is not yet in silk – his tactical nous is second to none.’
Legal 500, 2015
Focuses his personal injury practice on matters involving brain and spinal injuries, industrial disease and fatal accidents. Interviewees appreciate his commercial and pragmatic counsel. "He's an all-rounder: if you need advice on paper, advice in conference, need representation in a JSM or trial advocacy - then he'd be a go-to." "He provides realistic, balanced advice which gets to the heart of the matter."
Chambers UK 2015
‘An excellent trial advocate and cross-examiner of witnesses.’
Legal 500 2014
"He provides realistic, balanced advice which gets to the heart of the matter and recognises the weak points as well as the strong ones to assist in planning for negotiations, obtaining evidence accordingly."
Chambers UK 2014
Richard Moat is a favourite of instructing solicitors who enjoy working with a "user-friendly team player" who can bring "a bullish approach when required." He handles a range of personal injury claims, and is noted for his focus on employer's liability claims.
- Chambers UK 2013
"Nimble negotiator" Richard Moat handles claims involving serious injuries, industrial disease and fatalities.
- Chambers and Partners 2012
Richard Moat is considered to be "a good all-rounder" who provides "sensible and clear advice."
- Chambers and Partners 2011
Richard Moat is described by market sources as "a first-rate negotiator and advocate." Those who instruct him do so because he is "strong with clients - he is good at testing them, whilst always retaining their respect."
- Chambers & Partners 2010
'Richard Moat is also a firm favourite when it comes to personal injury matters. He represents claimants and defendants in a range of matters, including industrial disease, deafness and asbestos claims, limb amputation and fatal accidents, to name but a few.'
- Chambers & Partners 2009
'Richard Moat "really knows how to cross-examine an expert witness".‘
- Legal500 2009
'Interviewees agree Richard Moat is an “effective advocate” who is “excellent on his feet and at the mediation table”. He displays “enthusiasm for his work” and is “proactive when dealing with clients”.'
- Chambers & Partners 2008
'Richard Moat is “technically superb, and brilliant at crossexamining expert witnesses”.'
- Legal500 2008
Piggott v Aulton (Deceased)  EWCA Civ 24;  PIQR P22; (s33/pursuance of a second claim)
Evans v Tarmac (CA)  (Principles of award Smith v Manchester claims)
Kiani v Land Rover  EWCA Civ 880 (case regarding the ability of a court to not accept expert evidence)
Ceva Logistics v Lynch  EWCA Civ 451 (issues of applicability of the workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992) where multiple parties occupy the workplace)