Richard Henderson

Year of Call 2009        

Richard Henderson called in 2009 following twelve years in private practice and has developed a substantial reparation practice. His principal field is personal injury including employers' liability, clinical negligence, product liability and motor claims. He has appeared in many courts and tribunals and at fatal accident inquiries. He represents claimants and defenders in occupational illness cases and advises in reparation and professional negligence cases. He practises in commercial litigation. For three years before calling Richard was a solicitor advocate appearing regularly in the supreme courts and undertaking written work. He was litigation partner in private practice for seven years. Over many years he has spoken regularly on varied topics at external conferences and seminars. His prime interest is in occupational diseases litigation.

Anna Bialas-Krug v EUI Limited t/a Admiral 2014 SCEDIN 38
Successfully persuaded Sheriff Principal to refuse appeal after Sheriff did not grant reponing note; insurers' system to instruct solicitor; proper explanation not given for failure to lodge notice.

Margaret Anderson v Warburtons Limited [2011] CSOH 77
Successfully argued for substantial contributory negligence damages reduction; car driver, when smoke was coming from car, panicked and halted beyond lay-by, partly on dual carriageway; following lorry driver slowed gradually and collided with car.

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