Richard is the sector lead for Health. This followed his success in growing the healthcare team in the North West.

Richard has specialised in acting on behalf of NHS Trusts since 2001. He was appointed a nominated partner by the NHS Resolution (formerly NHSLA) in 2002. He is client partner for a number of NHS Trusts including Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT.

He advises NHS Trusts on a whole range of legal issues including clinical and corporate governance, the duty to consult in relation to a reconfiguration of services, on best interest cases, on policies and procedures, DPA issues, FOI requests and Human Rights issues and on the statutory duty of candour. Richard chairs the firm’s inquest group and regularly appears at inquests on behalf of the firm’s North West NHS clients.

Published articles

Insights Court not needed for withdrawal of CANH where doctors and family agree not in patient’s best interests

A court order does not have to be obtained before CANH can be withdrawn.

Insights Emergency services owe duty of care to individual following 999 call

Emergency services owed a duty of care to an individual who later committed suicide after they were deemed to have assumed responsibility for her…

Insights Court permission no longer required to withdraw life-sustaining treatment

M (by her litigation friend, Mrs B) v a Hospital [2017] EWCOP 19

Insights High Court overturns NHS England's decision on refusal of drug funding

The High Court has overturned NHS England’s decision to refuse funding for a drug used to treat narcolepsy.

Insights The professional duty of candour: new guidance for doctors, nurses and midwives

New guidance has been issued on the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in respect of their professional duty of candour.

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Richard Jolly is recommended for his advice to NHS trusts on issues ranging from clinical matters to corporate governance. Legal 500 2017

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Richard Jolly is recommended for his advice to NHS trusts on issues ranging from clinical matters to corporate governance.

Legal 500 2017

"Richard Jolly is skilled at defending NHS trusts implicated in clinical negligence claims and chairs the inquest group. He is deemed 'polite and courteous' by interviewees, with one remarking, 'he's clearly legally very able and has a bright mind.'"

Chambers & Partners 2016

"'Helpful and very accommodating’, who ‘provides a great service even at short notice’."

Legal 500 2016
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