Richard Borrett

Personal Injury


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

Personal Injury

Richard acts for both claimants and defendants in serious personal injury claims, exclusively at multi track level.

Particular Areas of Expertise

  • Brain injuries
  • Animals Act and Equestrian claims
  • Claims on behalf of service personnel
  • Secondary Victim claims
  • Sexual/physical abuse claims

Significant Cases

  • Acting for the family of a spectator killed at a downhill mountain-biking event when a competitor left the course.
  • Claim against dog rehoming charity for rehoming a ‘pit bull type’ dog which went on to savagely attack the Claimant.
  • Acting for victim of historic sexual abuse by serving police officer (led by Satinder Hunjan QC)
  • Acting for 2 surviving occupants of the tank in the Castlemartin tank explosion (led by Michael Rawlinson QC).
  • Acting for victim of historic abuse by football coach
  • Member of special forces injured in cycling accident, suffering various orthopaedic injuries and brain injury, subject to P8 discharge, valued at £1,500,000.
  • Fatal Accidents Act claim on behalf of the family of a soldier killed on exercise in the UK, required consideration of the relationship between FAA damages and AFCS compensation. Settled at mediation.
  • Claim on behalf riding school employee who suffered complex fractures to his ankle when he was thrown from a horse.


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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