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Richard Wood is a solicitor and partner specialising in personal injury and medical law. Richard’s clients and professional contacts value the positive approach and considerable expertise he brings to his work.
Feedback published in the Legal 500 (2022 edition) describes Richard as follows:
‘Richard Wood is very impressive. At the top end of clinical negligence lawyers and as good as anyone nationally.’
Richard is a very experienced personal injury and clinical negligence lawyer and a member of the specialist SRA Personal Injury Panel. He is one of only a small number of solicitors who has recovered in excess of £1m compensation for individual claims and personally deals with cases relating to catastrophic injury, medical negligence, industrial disease and negligence by other personal injury lawyers.
Recent cases include a claim for a child with cerebral palsy due to errors in his delivery, which settled for the equivalent of £7 million, and a claim for a child with cerebral palsy due to the mismanagement of his mother’s labour, which settled for the equivalent of £20 million.
As Head of Department, he supervises all types of accident, disease and negligence cases.
Richard was appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the North East circuit in 2019.