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