Legal 500 2024
Inquests Tier 2 / Clinical Negligence Tier 2 / Court of Protection Tier 2
“Richard is excellent with clients in an inquest situation. Managing very emotive situations is one of Richard’s great strengths, and his detailed and pragmatic advice on complex human rights matters is also impressive.”
Chambers UK 2024
Inquests (Band 2) / Civil Liberties and Human Rights (Band 2) / Clinical Negligence (Band 3)
“Richard’s advice is pragmatic and always bears in mind the client’s position”.
“Richard Borrett has a well-regarded human rights practice. He has excellent knowledge of issues under the Human Rights Act 1998, with a particular focus on matters involving children and those lacking capacity”.
Chambers UK 2023
“Richard is approachable and provides solid written advice and pleadings.”
“Excellent with public sector clients in stressful and emotional inquests.”
“Richard is great at supporting witnesses. I like his advocacy style and approach.”
Legal 500 2023
‘Richard is an excellent advocate and his advice in conferences to clients is well reasoned, well thought out and clear. He gets great results for his clients.’
‘Richard is excellent with witnesses at inquests where the situation can be quite emotional. He is very pragmatic, flexible to the demands of the case and analytical. He is also very good on his feet. Highly recommended for complex Article 2 inquests, particularly those involving social care and the vulnerable.’
‘Richard is approachable and he has an excellent rapport with clients and experts. He is contactable which is vital in this area of law where involvement of counsel is crucial and time sensitive. Richard works very hard to get the best outcome for a client and has a very detailed knowledge of law and the medicine that our cases require.’
Chambers UK 2022
“Thorough in his approach to conference with experts and always well prepared. He has a good understanding of the medicine and issues involved.” “He is great in conference and with clients.”
Richard is ranked in Band 2 of Legal 500 for inquests in 2022: “Richard always gets up to speed very quickly on cases with significant documentation. He has an excellent manner with clients, particularly those finding the inquest process stressful. He provides practical and thoroughly thought through advice.”
Chambers and Partners 2021 – Clinical Negligence Band 3
A popular junior who practises across a diverse caseload including surgical negligence and secondary victim claims. He possesses considerable experience in matters of consent and cases relating to the Mental Health Act.
Strengths: “He is approachable, easy to work with and thorough.” “He is friendly, enthusiastic, very good with clients and his advice is always well thought through.”
Chambers and Partners 2020: Clinical negligence band 3
Legal 500 2021: Personal Injury band 1, Clinical Negligence band 2, Inquests band 2:
Legal 500 2020:
“Always impeccably prepared, he will know every aspect of the case before starting a conference.”
Chambers and Partners 2020:
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.
Strengths: “His advocacy is excellent and he is sympathetic in his dealings with clients.”
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