Richard Borrett

Clinical Negligence


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Paul Clarke

Clinical Negligence

Richard acts for both Claimants and Defendants in Clinical Negligence matters of substantial 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

    Cauda Equina



Significant Cases

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 in the knee, value £500,000

Fatal Accidents Act claim arising from failure by paramedic to diagnose MI, value £600,000

Failure to diagnose Cauda Equina causing drop foot, incontinence & sexual dysfunction, value £500,000.

Stillbirth due to misdiagnosis of placental abruption as latent first stage – settled at mediation.



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
  • Inquests
  • 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)

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