Together with his extensive personal injury practise Richard regularly undertakes medical negligence work. His ability to get to the heart of a claim and to understand the complex nature of expert medical evidence makes him ideally suited to undertake high value claims across the range of medical negligence work.
Richard’s experience both in personal injury and clinical negligence work means he is used to fighting trials and representing his clients to their best advantage in Court and in settlement meetings.
Richard has a high turnover of paper work and is very experienced in civil procedure issues.
Recent cases include:
- Negligent spinal surgery leading to severe long-term spinal problems.
- Cauda equina syndrome caused by failing to treat spinal injury as a result of road traffic accident properly
- Failing to obtain proper consent to carrying out spinal surgery with considerable risks.
“A skilled cross-examiner.”
Legal 500 2019
Handles a broad range of personal injury matters including fatal accident, chronic pain, brain damage and psychiatric claims. He acts for both claimants and defendants. Strengths: “His attention to detail and evidence is his key skill. He is also very tactically astute and a shrewd negotiator.” “Richard provides realistic and balanced advice which gets to the heart of the matter.” Recent work: Represented the claimant in Lewis v Maxbrite, a case concerning an explosion that caused severe burns and psychiatric injuries to the claimant.
Chambers UK 2018
“He cuts through to the heart of a case.”
Legal 500 2017
Strengths: “He often comes up with unique strategies to resolve cases.” “Provides realistic, balanced advice which gets to the heart of the matter.” “Excellent advocacy skills.” Recent work: Assisted a claimant after he suffered a severe injury to his leg in a road traffic-accident.
Chambers UK 2017
“He get to the heart of the case quickly and in a way that clients understand.”
Legal 500 2016
“He comes up with excellent and unique strategies to resolve cases. He is an excellent advocate and very pragmatic as well.” “His advice is straight to the point.”
Chambers UK 2016
Christ Church, Oxford