Richard Grimshaw

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Richard practices in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. He undertakes a broad spectrum of clinical negligence work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants (including NHS Resolution, Medical Defence Union and Ministry of Defence). Richard has experience of trials (both on his own and as junior counsel), interlocutory and approval hearings in clinical negligence matters, as well as healthcare related inquests. He also regularly attends conferences with experts. Furthermore, Richard has considerable experience of drafting pleadings and providing written advices on liability, evidence and quantum. He is often instructed in matters that would otherwise be sent to more senior counsel.
Richard has experience of a variety of brain injury cases, including:
- Clinical negligence case for claimant concerning a patient who became hypoxic, leading to serious brain injury (with leading counsel)
- Clinical negligence case for defendant concerning a claimant with an intracerebral abscess
- Personal injury case for claimant involving a brain injury to young child (with leading counsel) – settled for over 2m
Richard has also appeared at various inquests concerning brain injuries including:
- A young woman who died following neurosurgery
- A man who died following a head injury being missed in hospital
- Newborn child who sustained an extensive brain injury
Further information
Richard is happy to undertake work on a conditional fee agreement basis where appropriate.
He has also given a number of talks and seminars about various aspects of civil procedure, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work.
Recommendations
"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."
Chambers UK 2019 (Clinical Negligence)
‘An excellent barrister who is quick on his feet.’
Legal 500 2019
"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 2018 (Clinical Negligence)
"Easy to get hold of and goes above and beyond what is required of him." "Tactically insightful with impressive attention to detail."
Chambers UK 2017 (Clinical Negligence)
Reported Cases
Atkinson v South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 1590 (QB); [2014] All ER (D) 199 (May)
Appointments
H.M. Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull
Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional ‘B’ Panel)
Awards
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)
Memberships
Midlands Circuit
Inner Temple (Exhibitioner, 2009)
PIBA
AvMA
Coroner's Society
Qualifications
BA (Hons) Law with Business Studies, University of Warwick (First Class Honours)
Bar Vocational Course, College of Law (Outstanding, ranked overall 1st in year)