Richard Borrett


Inquests

Manchester

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

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Paul Clarke



Inquests

Richard acts for families and other interested parties in inquests, whether arising from hospital deaths or otherwise, and has particular expertise in the application of Article 2 in both medical and non-medical inquests.

Richard regularly acts in inquests into the death of psychiatric patients (formal and informal inpatients, and those in the community), and inquests into neonatal deaths. 

Significant Cases

Neonatal death caused by hypoxic brain injury, 5-day inquest

Death from anaphylactic reaction during transplant surgery

Jury inquest into RTA death

Death of serviceman when vehicle rolled on exercise

Neonatal death reported as a ‘stillbirth’, but which the coroner found was not.

Death from meningitis which went undiagnosed and which was suffered shortly after spinal surgery.


Profile

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

Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Publications

“Clinical Negligence: Causation” for Westlaw UK’s Insight

Qualifications

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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