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Richard Carroll
James Turner
Clare Smith
Matthew Reeves
Luke Clark

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Tony McDaid

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Richard Oakes - Personal Injury

Richard specialises in the field of personal injury litigation. He undertakes a full spectrum of personal injury work and has considerable experience of acting in cases involving:

  • Road traffic accidents;
  • Public Liability; 
  • Employers’ liability;
  • Highways Act claims;
  • Product liability;
  • Cases involving allegations of fraud/dishonesty.


Richard has particular experience of claims involving substantial credit hire charges. He is regularly instructed in claims involving:

  • Unenforceable agreements, including the application The Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s home or place of work etc. Regulations 2008;Copley v Lawn arguments;
  • Illegality/Ex turpi causa  arguments;
  • Complex arguments concerning mitigation of loss.


Richard further has significant knowledge of cases involving indemnity issues, such as: 

  • Withdrawal of indemnity and avoidance of cover; 
  • Claims involving the MIB;
  • Dual Insurance policies;
  • Applications to reduce status/Declaratory proceedings.
LLB (Hons)
Middle Temple