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Richard is experienced in dealing with unusual, complicated and high value personal injury litigation, including bringing claims for those who have suffered brain, orthopaedic and amputation injuries, as well as claims for occupational stress. As a Solicitor-Advocate and APIL Fellow, he has dealt with claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Richard is a passionate supporter of the rights of accident victims and writes articles on the topic which have been published in a range of professional journals.
With his love of writing, Richard’s alternative choice of career would be a writer of fiction. He has recently discovered a love for poetry and would choose the Oxford Book of Modern Verse as his one item if he was stranded on a desert island.
Richard enjoys a range of music from folk to classical and opera but he loves nothing more than spending time with his family exploring the Western Isles of Scotland.
What others say:
Richard handles high value, complex personal injury litigation with obvious care and skill, with meticulous attention to detail. He is fearless in advancing the interests of the Claimants who he represents, being forceful and well informed (while being perfectly polite and reasonable) in negotiations with his opponents. His personal skills in dealing with badly injured clients are first rate, advising with skill and authority but also with great sympathy and understanding.
– Peter Cowan, Oriel Chambers, Liverpool
- B v NHS Blood and Transplant. Case note PI Focus April 2012. Practice: calculation of life expectancy. Quantum: degloving and loss of function in hand, loss of vision in one eye, future care.
- Admissibility of Surveillance Evidence: A review of the current law and suggestions for reform. Journal of Personal Injury Law (July 2012)
- West v CICA. Case Note PI Focus Dec 2012. Criminal injuries: eligibility: whether injury attributable to crime of violence: Quantum: mild brain injury, loss of earnings
- The discount rate: seeking to square the circle. Solicitors Journal vol 157 no3 12. (January 2013)
- Grieving process PI Focus May 2013
- Counting the cost PI Focus November 2013
- Crash Test (examining the decision of the Court of Appeal in Benjamin Wilkinson v Churchill Insurance) - PI Focus April 2014
- Watching Brief – examining the law governing the admissibility of surveillance evidence – PI Focus November 2014
- Clare v Halton Taxis Limited – Civil Procedure: application for specific disclosure of liability insurance policy – Case note PI Focus July 2015
- Criminal Lack of Support - Law Society Gazette August 2016
- Discount rate saga drags on - Law Society Gazette January 2017
Barbara Hill v Master Concrete Northern Ltd  EWHC 3613 QB.
Charnock v Rowan and others  EWCA Civ 2.