Richard Grimshaw

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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. Furthermore, Richard has considerable experience of drafting pleadings and providing written advices on liability, evidence and quantum.
Richard’s personal injury experience includes:
- Road traffic accidents, including cases involving allegations of fraud
- Employers’ liability
- Occupiers’ liability
- Highways Act claims
- Inquests (including Article 2 and jury inquests)
- Claims under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934
- Prison related claims
- Military related claims
Recent instructions have included:
- Representing a brain injured claimant following a road traffic accident as a toddler (with leading counsel)
- Representing various NHS Trusts in claims arising out of accidents on NHS premises or assaults at work (including claims pleaded at several hundred thousand pounds)
- Representing an NHS Trust at a mediation where the claimant was said to be unable to work due to psychiatric injuries
- Representing prison authorities in claims arising out of accidents on prison premises
- Representing a defendant insurance company in fundamental dishonesty proceedings
- Representing a claimant with lifelong injuries following a crushing injury at work
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
Atkinson v South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 1590 (QB); [2014] All ER (D) 199 (May)
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Professional negligence action concerning the undervaluation of an ankle injury
Currently instructed as junior counsel in a case involving a brain injured child
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)
Personal Injury Bar Association
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