Richard practices in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. He undertakes a broad spectrum of personal injury work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Richard has experience of trials (both on his own and as junior counsel), interlocutory and approval hearings, as well as Article 2 and jury inquests. He also regularly attends conferences with experts.
Richard has been instructed on behalf of defendant insurers on a number of road traffic accident cases involving allegations of fraud, including bogus passenger claims, staged and contrived accidents and low velocity impact claims. He also has experience of attending hearings to determine issues of fundamental dishonesty, as well as dealing with claims involving issues of exaggeration.
Richard has experience of and is able to assist by drafting pleadings, advising on tactics, testing the evidence of witnesses in conference and conducting interim hearings and trials.
Richard has given a number of talks and seminars about various aspects of civil procedure, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquest work.
“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)
Atkinson v South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1590 (QB);  All ER (D) 199 (May)
H.M. Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull
Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional ‘B’ Panel)
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)
Inner Temple (Exhibitioner, 2009)
Personal Injury Bar Association
BA (Hons) Law with Business Studies, University of Warwick (First Class Honours)
Bar Vocational Course, College of Law (Outstanding, ranked overall 1st in year)