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Richard Coleman

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Richard Coleman specialises exclusively in claimant clinical negligence law and has wide expertise in claims across all medical disciplines, with particular expertise in birth injury claim, amputation claims and claims relating to weight loss surgery.

"I could not fault the service. Richard gave excellent communication and advice and really fought my corner for me. He went on when I thought all was lost."

Mr S, Oxford

Background

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and has over 15  years experience of clinical negligence work.  Richard is on the Headway approved Personal Injury Solicitors List and holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Richard is one of only a handful of solicitors to be on both the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Specialist Panels for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury as well as the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Referral Panel.

Richard is named as a “Leader in his Field” by Chambers UK describing him as “Oxford department head Richard Coleman (ranked in Band 1 Oxford and surrounds) is particularly respected for his experience in spinal injury cases and his client care skills.”  Legal 500 describe Richard as “tactically superb“.

“Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. ‘He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases’ and ‘doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources. (source: Chambers & Partners UK 2016).

Memberships / Accredited

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Specialist Panels for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Referral Panel
  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) – Senior Litigator status

Publications

Richard has given lectures on clinical negligence law and has been interviewed on local radio as well as TV.

Education

Richard studied Psychology and Law at Middlesex University

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