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.
M (by her litigation friend, Mrs B) v a Hospital  EWCOP 19
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