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
  • Consent
  • Secondary victim claims
  • Injuries to service personnel

Significant Cases

Fetal developmental defects caused by chemotherapy in utero during first trimester (as junior to Satinder Hunjan QC).

Delayed diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma in the knee, value £500,000

Failure by GP to diagnose breast cancer, C required mastectomy and developed chronic post-surgical pain. Value £800,000

Secondary victim claims by various family members of child who collapsed at home and died from undiagnosed sepsis

Failure to diagnose nasal carcinoma leading to total rhinectomy, significant facial disfigurement, loss of smell and taste, etc. Value £300K

Failure by dentist to refer to suspicious lesion, leading to delay in diagnosis or oral carcinoma, jaw resection, extensive reconstructive surgery.

Negligent whole-brain radiation causing diffuse white matter brain injury, combined with negligent post-surgical drain removal causing necrotising pancreatitis, valued at £1,700,000.



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

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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