Richard M Paige

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1995 - University of Oxford, BA (Hons) Physiological Sciences (2:1)

1996 - City University, London, Diploma in Law

1997 - Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (‘very competent’)

1998 - Kings College, London, MA Medical Law & Ethics (Merit)


1998 - Pupil at 3 Raymond Buildings, London

1999 - Tenant at New Bailey Chambers, Preston

2001 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers


2019 - Civil Recorder Appointment, North Eastern Circuit

2021 - Accredited Mediator, Civil Mediation Council


North Eastern Circuit Personal Injury Bar Association Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Ranked in The Legal 500 (2022) Personal Injury and Ranked Tier 1 for Clinical Negligence

“Richard provides clear and concise advice and always seems to be able to put himself in the client’s shoes. He creates a great rapport with lay clients.” – The Legal 500 (2022)

“A very bright and capable barrister who provides sensible advice in a wide range of PI and clinical negligence cases. Approachable and provides an excellent service in a friendly manner.” – The Legal 500 (2021)

“Active in a wide range of personal injury matters.” – 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).

As well as clinical negligence and civil fraud, Richard also accepts instructions in ‘standard’ personal injury claims on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

He undertakes Fast Track and multi-track personal-injury cases involving accidents at work, highway accidents, road traffic accidents, civil-abuse claims and industrial-disease cases (including asbestos related diseases, HAVS and NIHL). He is experienced in advising at all stages of proceedings on liability, causation, evidence and quantum, as well as drafting statements of case. He has significant experience on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in cases involving chronic pain, CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), fibromyalgia, other pain disorders and somatoform disorder where exaggeration and/or fraud are alleged.

An online calculator developed by Richard to ease calculations of inflation for personal injury awards was adopted by Lawtel and now features on their website.

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).

Professional Negligence

Richard accepts instructions in all areas of professional negligence but primarily in relation to the negligent handling of personal injury and clinical negligence claims by solicitors and expert witnesses.

Richard is a contributor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service.

Richard is a Committee member of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society

Public Access

Richard may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Richard’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207

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