After a 20 year successful career in civil & commercial litigation, Richard came to the bar in 2012 and joined Exchange Chambers in 2017.
Richard is regularly instructed by insurers to defend personal injury claims that have been brought, and either exaggeration of symptoms, or fraud is suspected.
The areas of challenge fall broadly into the following categories:
- Staged accidents
- Exaggerated claims
- Low velocity impacts
- Travel sickness claims
- Property damage claims
Successfully defending these types of claims often requires a team approach, involving the solicitors, investigators/evidence gatherers and counsel, who would advise on evidence. As such, Richard is regularly instructed at the early stage of a case, often involving a conference with the policyholder.