Richard’s main practice areas are personal injury and costs. PI: experienced in the full spectrum of PI work, Richard regularly handles high value (multi-million pound) / complex cases on behalf of either Claimants or insurers, with particular experience of head injury, spinal injury, complex pain disorders and fatal accident claims (including inquests). Experience of group litigation (from both sides) and other large-scale litigation such as public inquiries (Southall Rail; Victoria Climbie). Appointed as a current editor of the Judicial College (formerly JSB) Guidelines on General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. Costs: Richard has long-standing expertise in the costs arena, advising and representing clients across the full range of costs disputes in different practice areas including commercial, media, PI / clin neg as well as solicitor/client disputes. Has appeared regularly in the SCCO over many years, as well as on cost budgeting issues in larger value claims. Junior counsel in Mitchell v NGN in the Court of Appeal. He has particular experience of advising in relation to funding and CFA issues .
Called to the Bar in 1992.
Qualified Costs Mediator
Qualified Arbitrator through PIcARBs
Personal Injury Bar Association. Secretary and elected EC member
CADR Costs Mediator
Editor of the JC (formerly JSB) Guidelines on General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.
Educated at RGS High Wycombe and Bristol University. Avid sports fan, particularly football, tennis and cricket.