We are pleased to announce that Richard Grimshaw (call: 2010) has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Assistant Coroner for the Birmingham and Solihull area and was sworn in on 27th July.

Richard said: “I am delighted to be appointed as an Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull and very much look forward to taking up the role”.

The role of Assistant Coroner is a part time appointment and Richard will continue to practice from No5 Barristers’ Chambers.

Richard has a broad clinical negligence and personal injury practice on behalf of both claimants and defendants and is regularly instructed on inquest matters. He is included in the Chambers UK Bar 2017 guide for his clinical negligence work and is also appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel to the Crown.

Alongside court work, which includes healthcare related, Article 2 and jury inquests, Richard has considerable experience of attending conferences with experts and has a busy paperwork practice. He is regularly instructed on complex and sensitive matters and his thorough preparation and attention for detail allows him to bring the best out of his client’s case. He has experience of High Court clinical negligence trials, both on his own and led by a silk.