Ranked in Tier 1 for Clinical Negligence – The Legal 500 (2021)
“He takes a very thorough and methodical approach. He’s been doing this work for quite a while and is highly regarded in the area.” “A really tough opponent who is cunning and very capable.” – Chambers and Partners (2021)
“Counsel is very good with clients and builds a rapport easily. He is insightful and offers sound, logically based advice as one would expect from any barrister. However, he is pragmatic and open to other points of view and will respond to challenges to his opinions positively. in this way it is always a team effort.” – The Legal 500 (2021)
“A strong claimant practitioner. ” – The Legal 500 (2020)
“Very experienced in clinical negligence matters and civil fraud.” – The Legal 500 (2019)
Richard Paige’s background is in all areas of civil law, but he now specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and civil insurance fraud.
Richard is a contributor to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service (RTA, Highways, Animals, Fatal Injuries)
During his MA course, Richard became familiar with many of the issues arising in medical law and has been instructed in cases against NHS trust hospitals, health authorities, prison hospitals and doctors, dentists and nurses in private practice. He has particular interest in issues relating to consent to treatment.
Richard regularly advises from the very inception of a claim through to trial and has experience drafting all statements of case and comprehensive schedules and counter-schedules of loss. As well as drafting, advisory and court work he frequently attends joint settlement meetings and mediations. He conducts conferences with experts to test the strength of their evidence.
He has dealt with a variety of claims including delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis, failure to obtain informed consent, negligently performed surgery and negligently conducted joint replacements.
“Recommended for multi-track personal injury cases” – The Legal 500 (2017)
Richard is experienced in conducting joint settlement meetings (JSMs), round table meetings (RTMs) and mediations on behalf of clients. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Richard acts on behalf of Claimants in claims against local authorities arising from Court of Protection work often involving children and their families, such as unlawful deprivation of liberty and claims under the Human Rights Act.
Using his experience and expertise in medical law, Richard has represented the interests of many families at inquests where their loved ones have died whilst in the care of health professionals and at hospital.
Richard has also regularly been instructed to attend inquests by quasi-government organisations and companies with government contracts where the deceased has died whilst in custody.
Tying in with his practice in personal injury, Richard has been instructed on behalf of both families and insurance companies at inquests arising from fatal road traffic accidents.