Richard Borrett

Pain Syndromes


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

Pain Syndromes

Richard acts for both Claimants and Defendants in cases involving pain syndromes and related conditions, including somatoform pain disorder, whether arising from personal injury or clinical negligence matters.

Significant Cases

HC v MOD: Claim by serving soldier who suffered a physically and psychologically traumatic injury whilst on exercise, leading to long-term leg termor and pain. Experts disagree as to whether Somatization Disorder or Functional Neurological Disorder, and as to causation. 

DW: Child claimant suffering possible neuropathic pain / CRPS due to scarring from multiple operations to the femur (some of which was not due to any negligence). Difficult issues of diagnosis and causation.

S v P: Advising on quantum in a case of exaccerbated thoracic outlet syndrome and chronic pain syndrome arising from a fall.


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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