About Richard Coleman
Richard, a partner at Royds Withy King, has specialised in clinical negligence claims on behalf of claimants since 1997.
“Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters“.
Richard’s particular specialisms are:
- Cerebral palsy and birth injury claims, including Erb’s palsy
- spinal injury claims involving paralysis
- bariatric (weight loss) surgery claims
- vascular claims and amputation
- adult brain injury claims
- fatal claims
- cardiology claims.
Richard is accredited under the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and sits on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. He is also one of the national brain injury charity Headway’s approved personal injury solicitors, and holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Sources in Chambers & Partners UK emphasise that Richard “is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all“, while also recognising him as a “Leader in his field“. The Legal 500 UK also describes Richard as an “astute strategist” who provides “tremendously sensitive client care“.
Richard has given lectures on clinical negligence law and has been interviewed on local radio as well as TV.
In his spare time Richard enjoys travel, skiing and is an avid football fan of his beloved Wolves!
Present Treasurer, Oxford Medico-Legal Society
Committee member, Bucks, Berks and Oxon Incorporated Law Society
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