Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Injury lawyer details for Richard Godden

Tel: 0131 222 8000

Accident at work
Back injury
Beauty treatment
Claims against injury lawyers
Clinical negligence
Defective premises
Defective products
Fatal accident
Head injury
Occupational disease/illness
Road accident
Spinal cord injury
Sport injury

Injury lawyer - senior litigator

About Richard Godden

Richard Godden is a Partner who has specialised in resolving and litigating personal injury compensation claims for over 20 years.

As a solicitor advocate, he regularly handles high value and complex matters in the highest courts.  Richard was a partner of the well-respected firm of McKay Norwell WS when it merged with Blackadders in June 2012.

Clients have confidence that whenever they trust Richard to help them resolve a dispute, he is able to bring his extensive experience to bear, whether in reaching an advantageous settlement, or litigating the matter through the courts.

Work Highlights

  • Securing a six figure sum in compensation for a leading grain merchant in a claim for the negligent storage of grain
  • Obtaining an unusual award of damages through periodical payments for the victim of a serious road traffic accident, giving the client a guaranteed income for life with tax advantages
  • Achieving the highest award of compensation ever made by a jury in Scotland, in a case involving catastrophic personal injuries
  • Successfully arguing for the retention of civil juries in the highest Scottish court in a high profile case where the defenders tried to have civil jury trials abolished as being in breach of the Human Rights Act


  • Accredited as a specialist in personal injury law by the Law Society of Scotland
  • Recommended Lawyer in the 2017 Legal 500 for Real Estate - Property Litigation

APIL membership: Practitioner member  - What does this mean?

APIL accreditation: Senior Litigator

Other memberships: The Law Society of Scotland

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Richard Godden
40 Torphichen Street
Tel: 0131 222 8000