Richard has a varied civil practice, encompassing clinical negligence, personal injury, inquiries (both public and fatal accident), defamation and regulatory appeals (both professional and concerning health and safety notices.)
His clients include government departments and agencies, NHS boards and local authorities, as well as insurers and individuals.
Richard is currently instructed by a group of Scottish health boards in both the UK and Scottish Covid-19 Inquiries; and by Glasgow City Council in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry case studies concerning foster and residential care.
In personal injury, Richard’s practice has a focus on actions concerning the interplay between public law duties and private law rights of action. Cases often concern historic child abuse and other allegedly deliberate conduct, particularly where there are issues of higher complexity. Richard also has significant experience of cases under international conventions, concerning injuries incurred during international travel.
Richard is currently ranked in Chambers and Partners for clinical negligence, personal injury and media and defamation.
As well as appearing in courts at all levels, Richard sits as a chair of Conduct in Sport Panels for Scottish Gymnastics and Scottish Cricket.