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Richard Edwards Personal Injury - Partner
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Memberships & Accreditations:
  • Fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Group Secretary of ACSIL the Amputation Charity
  • Deputy District Judge (Northern Circuit)

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Richard Edwards

Richard is a Partner within our expert Personal Injury team, specialising in dealing with unusual, complicated and high value serious injury litigation.

Education & career

He graduated from the University of Liverpool, where he studied law, with first class honours in 2002 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2005. Richard says his inspiration for becoming a solicitor was to help ensure that everyone can access justice.

Richard is experienced in dealing with high value unusual personal injury cases, including amputationbrain and spinal 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 also writes articles about the rights of accident victims which have been published in a range of professional journals.

What does Richard enjoy most about his role here at Potter Rees Dolan?

"Taking challenging cases to a successful outcome that leaves my clients satisfied."

Reported cases

Ashton v  City of Liverpool YMCA [2023] EWHC 707 (KB)

Charnock v Rowan and others [2012] EWCA Civ 2.

Barbara Hill v Master Concrete Northern Ltd [2010] EWHC 3613 QB.

Professional memberships & accreditations

Richard's professional memberships & accreditations include: Fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Group Secretary of ACSIL, a charity supporting amputees and their carers in Liverpool. Richard is identified within the prestigious Legal 500 as a 'Next Generation Partner', after previously being recognised a 'Rising Star'.

What Legal 500 says:  
"Richard Edwards is also recommended for his 'great expertise and experience'."
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
"Richard Edwards is a very high quality personal injury solicitor. He has fantastic attention to detail, works really well as part of a team. He also has very strong legal knowledge, and this in a particularly technical area of personal injury practice."

- Anonymous, Legal 500 2020


Outside of work...

Richard says:

"I like to spend time with my family in the more remote locations of Scotland and Ireland. Having a family member who is disabled gives me a personal interest in disability issues."

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