“Clients recommend ‘shrewd tactician and tough negotiator’ Richard Coleman” according to the Legal 500 UK. He has also been described as “a tenacious and capable litigator in birth injury claims who will uncover all angles to explore attaining the best outcome for his client and does so unerringly.”
Richard’s particular specialisms are:
Richard is accredited under the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and sits on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. He is also one of the national brain injury charity Headway’s approved personal injury solicitors, and holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Sources in Chambers & Partners UK emphasise that Richard “is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all“, while also recognising him as a “Leader in his field“. The Legal 500 UK has also described Richard as an “astute strategist” who provides “tremendously sensitive client care“.
Richard has given lectures on clinical negligence law and has been interviewed on local radio as well as TV.
In his spare time Richard enjoys travel, skiing and is an avid football fan of his beloved Wolves!
Present Treasurer, Oxford Medico-Legal Society
Committee member, Bucks, Berks and Oxon Incorporated Law Society
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I was originally drawn to clinical negligence law by medicine. I find the science truly fascinating: the anatomy, the diseases, the treatment that can be provided, the diagnosis that should have been given sooner… it is a combination of science, human drama, and legal detail. I feel privileged to spend my working time combining law and medicine to help those injured and their families get their lives back after a medical accident.