Chris Richards

Call 2016

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Personal Injury: Defence

Chris frequently assists with defending claims brought against insurers and local authorities.

Chris has an excellent understanding of the areas of personal injury law which are most important for insurers and local authorities. Chris regularly acts in cases involving accidents on the public highway, employer’s liability, and industrial disease. Chris understands the importance of providing a robust defence at proportionate cost.

Recent instructions include the following:

  • The successful defence at trial of an occupier’s liability claim involving a fall in a cinema;
  • The successful defence of a Highways Act claim brought by a litigant-in-person, which included an early application for summary judgment;
  • The drafting of a defence and contribution notice for a high-value employer’s liability claim concerning a fall in a factory.

Chris understands the need to defend claims effectively from the start to the very end. Chris is more than happy to advise by email throughout the lifetime of a claim.