- Office: Bath
- Department: Personal Injury
- Role: Partner
Over the past 25 years, Richard has developed an enviable reputation as a litigator, which sees him recommended regularly by barristers and other solicitors to their own family and friends. Last year alone he settled claims totalling over £5.2 million.
“Richard, you are simply incomparable with my last solicitors. They spent 3 years doing absolutely nothing apart from trying to persuade me to accept a pathetic and inappropriate amount of compensation. What an amazing difference when I finally made the decision to change solicitor. What really struck me was your confidence when I first spoke to you. By the end of the call I knew exactly how you would take my claim forward and the decision to change was a no brainer!” AG, June 2017
Whilst he has extensive experience in dealing with accidents that have caused severe injuries and fatalities, he is known nationally for his interest and expertise in representing clients suffering with debilitating chronic pain conditions, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Neuropathic Pain and Somatic Symptom Disorder. This sees him regularly attending and speaking at national conferences and other venues on the subject of chronic pain in litigation. Indeed, Richard was one of the first solicitors in the country to specialise in this highly complex area. He is also an inveterate blogger.
“Over the years our team have developed a reputation nationally as leaders in the field of chronic pain, an area where a lawyer’s expertise and eye for detail are crucial for success,” says Richard. “Indeed, as a result of that reputation, we attract clients from every corner of the country. Despite that, we always prefer to meet and get to know each client.”
Richard firmly believes that forming a close professional relationship is vital for the solicitor and client alike. It enables a solicitor to really understand the impact of a client’s condition on their daily life and crucially, how it may impact upon them in the future, particularly with regard to such fundamental issues as employment, daily care and ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. From a client’s point of view, that close relationship helps them to build trust and confidence in the solicitor, particularly if they have been failed by their previous solicitors.
Richard says “What is so satisfying is that clients always tell us that as soon as they speak to us they notice an immediate difference.”