AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Richard is instructed in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Inquests and Court of Protection, both alone and as a junior on very large and complex cases with a senior junior or silk.
Richard has particular expertise Safeguarding/Abuse claims, Military Injuries, and Equestrian injuries.
Much of Richard’s work involves vulnerable individuals and state agencies. Human Rights issues arise in all of his practice areas, particularly the positive and investigatory obligations under Art.2 (in inquests and in litigation), Art. 3 (in personal injury/abuse litigation) and Art.5 (in Court of Protection work).
Year of Call: 2009
Richard has a fast-growing practice in ‘abuse’ claims, both in litigation and inquests. This includes recent and historic sexual abuse claims against a perpetrator or their employer, failure to remove claims involving local authority children’s services, failure to safeguard, and wider Human Rights Act claims by vulnerable adults, children in care, etc.
Richard acts for Claimants and Defendants.
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.
Richard is ranked in Band 2 for Clinical Negligence in the Legal 500 2020, and Band 3 in Chambers and Partners 2020.
Richard acts for all interested parties in Court of Protection cases, often those arising from s21A applications, but also where there is cross over with his other areas of practice in clinical negligence or personal injury.
He is particularly experienced in cases where MCA issues arise outside of the court of protection, e.g. in inquests or in civil litigation.
Richard acts for families and other interested parties in all kinds of inquests, and has expertise in the application of Article 2 in both medical and non-medical inquests.
Richard has vast experience of inquests across the UK arising from a very wide range of circumstances. He has particular experience in:
Richard acts for both claimants and defendants in serious personal injury claims, exclusively at multi track level.
Particular Areas of Expertise:
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)
Richard is recognised as a leading junior in Clinical Negligence in both the Legal 500 (Band 2) and Chambers and Partners (Band 3) 2020.
"Always imeccable prepared, he will know every aspect of the case before starting a conference."
"A popular junior who practises across a diverse caseload including surgical negligence and delayed diagnosis. He possesses considerable experience in matters of consent and cases relating to the Mental Health Act."
"His advocacy is excellent and he is sympathetic in his dealings with clients."
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Richard Borrett Representing Family at Inquest into Death of Soldier on Kayaking Exercise in Cyprus
Kings Chambers barrister and Clinical Negligence specialist Richard Borrett is acting for two mothers whose babies died at Warrington General Hospital.
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