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
- Secondary victim claims
- Injuries to service personnel
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)