Richard practices in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. He undertakes a broad spectrum of high value and complex clinical negligence work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants (including NHS Resolution, medical and dental defence organisations and the Ministry of Defence). Richard has experience of trials (both as sole counsel and as led junior counsel) and interlocutory hearings in clinical negligence matters, as well as healthcare related inquests. He also regularly attends conferences with experts. Richard has an extremely busy paperwork practice, with considerable experience of drafting pleadings and providing written advices. He is regularly instructed on high value, complex and sensitive matters and his thorough preparation and attention for detail allows him to bring the best out of his client’s case. Richard prides himself on providing friendly, pragmatic and plain-speaking advice, as well as being approachable at all times.
Richard has experience of a variety of clinical negligence cases, including the following core areas:
- Brain injury (including being instructed on multiple birth injury cerebral palsy cases)
- Spinal/serious Injury
- Medical cases
- Surgical cases
Gynaecology and Urology
Further details of Richard’s experience in the above areas can be found via the links to his specialist areas CVs on the No5 website.
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.
“Richard’s attention to detail and tenacity are key strengths. His involvement in a case always adds value. He is a trusted legal advisor and persuasive advocate.” Legal 500 2024 Tier 1 (Clinical Negligence) – Midlands
“An impressive analytical mind, with insightful and timely strategic advice resulting in great results for clients.” Legal 500 2024 (Clinical Negligence) – London
“Richard Grimshaw is an impressive junior who can boast notable experience in inquest work. He acts for both claimants and defendants in a range of complex clinical negligence cases, including those alleging failures in diagnoses and surgical errors” Chambers and Partners 2024 (Clinical Negligence)
“Richard is a very sharp advocate and an inscrutably fair opponent. He is an all-around impressive lawyer.” Legal 500 2024 Tier 1 (Inquests and Inquiries) – Midlands
“Richard Grimshaw is an impressive barrister who has a strong command of Article 2 inquests involving prisons, or those examining the quality of medical care.” Chambers and Partners 2024 (Inquests and Public Inquiries)
“Richard is very hardworking and committed. He is extremely helpful and provides excellent advice throughout the inquest, always willing to go the extra mile and ensure the client understands what is happening.” Legal 500 2023 Tier 1 (Inquests and Inquiries)
“An impressive barrister who has a strong command of Article 2 inquests involving prisons, or those examining the quality of medical care. He’s really pleasant to work with, very friendly and open and also has a very tactile manner in court. He is incredibly impressive and has such attention to detail.” Chambers UK 2022 (Inquests and Public Inquiries)
“Meticulous, exceptionally analytical and well prepared. He provides superb tactical and pragmatic advice whilst also being precise and persuasive in written and oral argument.” Legal 500 2022 (Inquests and Inquiries)
“An impressive junior who can boast notable experience in inquest work. He acts for both claimants and defendants in a range of complex clinical negligence cases, including those alleging failures in diagnoses and surgical errors. He has a very good eye for detail, is empathetic, and always goes out of his way to help.” Chambers UK 2022 (Clinical Negligence)
“Meticulous, exceptionally analytical and well prepared. He provides superb tactical and pragmatic advice whilst also being precise and persuasive in written and oral argument.” Legal 500 2022 (Clinical Negligence)
“He was well prepared, approached the matter very well and had an impressive style on his feet.” Chambers UK 2021 (Inquest and Inquiries)
“Articulate and succinct in both written and oral advocacy, he quickly earns the respect of those he appears before.” Legal 500 2021 (Inquest and Inquiries)
“He is technically extremely capable and is very meticulous in the work he does. His client care skills are also excellent, and he is always easy to get hold of.” “Very client-focused and attentive.” “A thorough advocate with an eye for detail.” Chambers UK 2021 (Clinical Negligence)
“Pragmatic and exceptionally analytical, with excellent strategic judgement and in-depth knowledge.” Legal 500 2021 (Clinical Negligence)