Richard is a Partner and heads a team of solicitors who specialise in asbestos related disease compensation claims. His team assist those who suffer from mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural thickening.
Richard continues to build strong relationships with hospitals and their nurses, and often is referred work because of this. The team is also a supporter of Mesothelioma UK and has paired up with them to host joint events.
In the independent legal directory ‘The Legal 500’, Richard has been named as a next generation lawyer and is described as 'fantastic' and 'excellent at asbestos-related disease work'.
Richard’s recent successes in asbestos claims include:
- £195k plus an indemnity for the defendant insurer to directly fund any future treatment required by Mr P relating to his diagnosis of mesothelioma
- £161k in a case on behalf of a mesothelioma sufferer who was exposed to asbestos when laundering her husband’s overalls which were contaminated with asbestos dust, and
- £243k in a case on behalf of a mesothelioma victim who suffered extensive asbestos exposure whilst working in a power station
Richard is frequently invited to give lectures to respiratory medicine teams throughout the UK and has chaired a number of study days accredited by the Royal College of Nurses and Royal College of Physicians.
Richard became a partner at Hugh James in 2017 after joining in 2014. He qualified as a solicitor in 2008.