36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Paul Clarke
Richard acts for both Claimants and Defendants in Clinical Negligence matters of great complexity and severity, both alone and as a junior. This includes disabling injuries, and fatal and life-shortening conditions.
Particular Areas of Expertise:
Cancer diagnosis, especially issues of causation
Negligent treatment in psychiatry, including Art.2 issues
Maternity and Labour
Tissue management / pressure sores
Fetal developmental defects caused by chemotherapy in utero (as junior to Satinder Hunjan QC).
Spinal cord injury caused by failure to diagnose infective spondylodiscitis (as junior to Dr Nicholas Braslavsky QC).
Spinal cord injury caused by inappropriate osteopathic treatment.
Delayed diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma.
Failure to diagnose shoulder injury resulting in increased rotator cuff damage and permanent restriction of work - £700,000 settlement.
Failure to diagnose kidney disease causing reduction in life expectancy. Advice given on options for structure of claim of this nature, whether as a “lost years” claim or by the procedure in Thompson v Arnold.
Stillbirth due to misdiagnosis of placental abruption as latent first stage – settled at mediation.
Missed scaphoid fracture terminating professional rugby career of a promising academy rugby player.
Richard acts for claimants and defendants in the full range of clinical negligence and personal injury cases, including fatal and life-shortening conditions, both alone and as a junior. He also acts for families and other interested parties in inquests.
Richard is a reliable and efficient practitioner, can turn paperwork around quickly, and is willing to consider cases on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Year of Call: 2009
Areas of expertise
- Clinical Negligence
- Pain syndromes
- Personal Injury
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
“Clinical Negligence: Causation” for Westlaw UK’s Insight
2007, University of Liverpool (Chester): BSc Hons, First Class
2008, College of Law: Graduate Diploma in Law, Commendation
2009, College of Law: Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent
2009, College of Law: LLB Hons (2:1)