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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
2
Clinical Negligence
18 Years Ranked
3
Personal Injury
19 Years Ranked

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Provided by Richard Furniss

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Richard Furniss has more than 20 years’ experience of clinical negligence, personal injury, and solicitors’ and other professional negligence. He is an expert in medico-legal work, has appeared in innumerable inquests, and has wide experience of judicial review and Court of Protection matters, especially regarding medical issues.

He has always acted for both claimants and defendants in all areas of work.

Richard is straightforward and firm, but personable and sympathetic with lay and professional clients. He brings an imaginative approach to cases, and is sensible and realistic when advising.

Selected Cases

T v Foster and others – RTA causing brain damage to a 16-year-old – settled for £3.75 million after discount for contributory negligence.

Gunn v Essex Strategic HA – Community midwife negligently failed to diagnose meningitis in new-born baby – child survived with brain damage – damages £1.7 million.

M v King’s College Hospital – Wrongful birth after hospital failed to discover genetic abnormality – child born with lobar holoprosencephaly – liability admitted shortly before trial – quantum ongoing.

O v Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust – Cerebral palsy as a result of perinatal hypoxia – liability admitted during proceedings -quantum

Professional Memberships

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Personal Injury Bar Association

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Richard Furniss
Richard Furniss is widely known for his extensive experience acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. He routinely handles cases concerning cerebral palsy, as well as a range of catastrophic injury claims. He is also renowned for his personal injury advocacy.


Personal Injury - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Richard Furniss
Richard Furniss is recognised for his abilities in catastrophic injury and costs litigation on behalf of claimant clients. He has deep knowledge of the Fatal Accidents Act and vast experience in industrial disease cases, lower limb amputations and complex spinal injuries claims.

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