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Overview

Richard was born in Sheffield in 1968.  He graduated from Cambridge University in 1990, having read economics.  He then studied for the Common Professional Examination at Nottingham Law School.  After Bar School, pupillage and his early years of tenancy in London, he moved to Nottingham in 1998, and he has practiced from Ropewalk Chambers since that time.

Personal Injury

Richard has a very busy personal injury practice, including claims involving catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents.

He appears and advises in the entire range of personal injury claims, particularly:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Employers’ liability claims
  • Public liability claims
  • Highway claims
  • Product liability claims

He regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants at Joint Settlement Meetings.  He is involved in litigation from the provision of preliminary advice, through to conclusion at trial or Joint Settlement Meeting.

In the event that Claimants are not union-backed or insurance-funded, he regards it as necessary duty of Counsel to share the risks of litigation with solicitors and will enthusiastically accept instructions on a CFA basis.

He is also frequently instructed to represent the interests of parties at inquests.  He also undertakes CICA appeal work.

He has experience of advising and appearing on detailed assessments of costs and in addressing the issues of entitlement to certain costs.

Clinical Negligence

Richard advises both Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of clinical negligence and the complicating issues as to causation and quantum which often occur.

As with his personal injury work, he recognises the need of many Claimants to seek representation through CFA funding and the imperative of sharing risk with solicitors in doing so.

Disease

Richard has experience of all aspects of disease litigation, from limitation to breach of duty, causation and quantum, principally in:

  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Dermatitis
  • Respiratory complaints
  • Asbestos-related conditions
  • WRULD

Again, the majority of Claimants who are not union-funded need to rely upon representation by CFA and he is more than willing to share the risk in this regard.

Counter Fraud

Richard regularly appears for insurers in claims involving suspected fraud, including:

  • Phantom passengers
  • Switched drivers
  • Fictitious accidents
  • Staged accidents
  • Exaggerated injuries
  • Exaggerated special damages
  • Low velocity impact claims
  • Disproportionate hire and storage claims

Criminal Regulatory

Richard is experienced at all levels of defending prosecutions brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act.  Recent cases include:

  • Construction sites
  • Work equipment
  • Protective equipment
  • Falls from height

Notable Cases

Recommendations

Recent recommendations for Richard include:

“He has an excellent legal mind, and is a good choice for fighting difficult cases. He has a refreshingly commercial approach.’

Chambers and Partners 2015 – Personal Injury

"He understands personal injury matters from the law firm's perspective, and is prepared to roll his sleeves up and get stuck into difficult work. He flourishes in situations in which not many juniors would."

Chambers and Partners 2016 - Personal Injury

Areas of Work

  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Disease
  • Counter Fraud
  • Criminal Regulatory

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association

Recent News

  • Chambers UK Bar 2017

    Richard Gregory has been ranked in the Chambers UK Bar 2017 for Personal Injury (Band 2)

    He is particularly skilled in employers' liability and occupiers' liability claims. Also has experience in disease matters. Solicitors cite the strength of his client skills.

    Strengths:

    "Extremely thorough and very experienced. Very good with clients and very methodical."

    "Approachable and helpful. Great with clients and very good on his feet."

    Recent work:

    Successfully advised the claimant in the case of Keywood -v- Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire, which concerned a teenage boy bitten by a police dog. 

  • Chambers UK Bar 2016

    Richard has been ranked in the Chambers UK Bar Guide 2016

    He is recommended by interviewees for his willingness to take on complex cases and his approachable manner. He maintains a strong focus on occupiers' and employers' liability claims. 

    "He understands personal injury matters from the law firm's perspective, and is prepared to roll his sleeves up and get stuck into difficult work. He flourishes in situations in which not many juniors would." 

    Richard recently acted for the claimant in Watson v Moy Park, a case involving complex causation and breach of duty issues arising from a work-related upper limb disorder. 

  • Ranked: Chambers and Partners

    Richard Gregory has been ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2014 for Personal Injury. For more information please click here.

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