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Background

Richard Moat

Call: 1985

"Richard has a great ability to see the strengths and weaknesses of a case and to explain them fairly to clients. He is firm and tenacious in negotiations, thorough in his analysis of cases, and excellent at turning work round promptly and at being available to give advice by phone or email."

Legal 500 2023

"He is extremely commercially aware and works hard to achieve the best results for his clients." "Richard is a great advocate. He delivers advice in a straightforward, concise manner."

Chambers UK 2023

"A very able and experienced barrister with sound judgement."

Chambers UK 2022

"Richard always has excellent turnaround times for papers and is willing to provide advice even on very short notice. He has a pragmatic approach to resolving disputes, with a good understanding from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives."

Legal 500 2022

"An excellent advocate." "His knowledge of procedure and practice is second to none."

Chambers UK 2021 (Personal Injury)

Richard Moat specialises in high value personal injury claims. His long experience in this work and his ability to obtain the best results make him a popular choice amongst Solicitors.

He has regularly featured in Chambers Guide and the Legal 500 as a top tier barrister in the Midlands for personal injury work. He is regularly instructed in trials and settlement meetings. He is well known for his very substantial turnover of paper work and his enthusiasm to fight his client’s corner.

Expertise

Personal Injury

Road traffic Claims

  • Amputation claim when motorcyclist’s leg badly injured when they sought to overtake a car which proved to be turning right into a drive
  • Pedestrian crossing road when under the influence of alcohol suffered severe spinal injury when hit by a speeding car
  • Severe internal injuries suffered when the Claimant was involved in a serious collision when not wearing a seat belt.

Employers Liability Claims

  • Fatal Accident claim when employee fatally injured when helping to remove a structure at their place of work.
  • Brain injury suffered as a result of an assault by an employee on a visitor to a shop with issues of vicarious liability to be considered.
  • Serious leg injury with a risk of amputation as a result of a fall from scaffolding which was in a dangerous condition

Occupiers Liability Claims

  • Severe burn injury to a tenant as a result of water in tenanted property being excessively hot.
  • Fatal Accident claim when child trespassed and fell from a height in building where the drop was not guarded.
  • Serious injury sustained when a fairground ride did not operate properly caused a collision between cars on the ride.

Other claims

  • Vet severely bitten by a dog that they were treating who the owner said had acted out of character.
  • Limitation Issue involving historic sexual abuse claim when the person abused had sought moneys from the perpetrator a significant time before court proceedings
  • Civil procedure issue involving an admission made in a large personal injury claim which the Defendant wished to resile from.
  • Advising where a claim was said to have been settled at an undervalue with the Claimant’s medical condition deteriorating post settlement.

Catastrophic Injury

Richard regularly undertakes work involving

  • brain injury
  • severe spinal injury
  • amputation injuries

Fraudulent Insurance Claims

Richard regularly undertakes work which involves argument as to whether the Claimant is fundamentally dishonest.

He has pursued fundamental dishonesty allegations successfully for insurers and contested their applicability for Claimants.

Notable Personal Injury Cases


Ceva v Lynch 2011 EWCA Civ 1311

Evans v Tarmac 2005 EWCA Civ 1820

Mohamed v Morrisons (1st instance - later at 2016 UKSC11)

Clinical Negligence

Richard undertakes a range of clinical negligence work involving substantial claims. This has included the following recent cases:

Cases involving misdiagnosis

  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Failure to treat orthopaedic injuries properly.
  • Failure to assess the cause of heart related problems leading to the Claimant suffering a heart attack.

Cases involving operational failures

  • Failing to perform an operation with proper care
  • Failing to provide proper nursing services leading to a deterioration of the Claimant’s medical condition not being noted.
  • Failing to ensure that a Claimant was advised that he needed to seek further treatment from his GP.

Cases involving an interaction with personal injury claims

  • Failing to treat satisfactorily a person injured by negligence in a road traffic incident.

Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


When will a Court find substantial injustice under Section 57(2) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 – Seeking the albatross?

Introduction Section 57(2) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 is present to enable a personal injury claim to succeed (in full) even where…

News


Ogden 8 – an algorithm to rely upon?

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 issue of the MASS Insight magazine. Introduction If a man or woman is injured in a…

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"He knows exactly what he wants from a witness and his instinct for a settlement is remarkable."


"A highly impressive negotiator."


"He’s creative, user-friendly and has a great breadth of experience." "He’s reliable, thorough and a very safe pair of hands."


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Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


When will a Court find substantial injustice under Section 57(2) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 – Seeking the albatross?

Introduction Section 57(2) of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 is present to enable a personal injury claim to succeed (in full) even where…

News


Ogden 8 – an algorithm to rely upon?

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 issue of the MASS Insight magazine. Introduction If a man or woman is injured in a…

View all related news

Clerk Team

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

williamt@no5.com

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

peterm@no5.com

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

edmundm@no5.com

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

matthewr@no5.com

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

traceyw@no5.com

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

morgans@no5.com

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