Viewing: Cancer for Richard Grimshaw

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 cancer cases, including:
- Various cases concerning the failure to diagnose/delay in diagnosing cancer of the bowel, breast and lung on behalf of both claimants and defendants
- Represented defendant at a JSM concerning the failure to diagnose bowel cancer, pleaded at over 500,000
- Represented claimant in a case concerning the treatment provided in the private sector by Ian Paterson
- Represented claimant in a case concerning a teenager with a bone tumour resulting in an amputation of an arm at shoulder level
- Overdose of chemotherapy
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)

Latest News & Publications

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down an important decision in the case of XX -v- Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 2839 concerning the recoverability of surrogacy costs when a claimant is rendered unable to have children naturally....

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018
The Divisional Court has delivered an important judgment concerning the appropriate standard of proo...

Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Richard Grimshaw represents family at inquest into tragic death of child...

Date: Tue, 08 May 2018