Amputation | Bariatric claims | Birth Injury | Brain Injury | Injury | Medical negligence | Spinal Injury
Richard, a partner at RWK Goodman, has specialised in clinical negligence claims on behalf of claimants since 1997. Although based in our Oxford office, he works with clients across the country.
Richard is accredited under the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and sits on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. He is also one of the national brain injury charity Headway’s approved personal injury solicitors, and holds Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Sources in Chambers & Partners UK emphasise that Richard “is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all“, while also recognising him as a “Leader in his field“. The Legal 500 UK has also described Richard as an “astute strategist” who provides “tremendously sensitive client care“.
Richard has given lectures on clinical negligence law and has been interviewed on local radio as well as TV.
Richard’s particular specialisms are:
- cerebral palsy and birth injury claims, including Erb’s palsy
- spinal injury claims involving paralysis
- bariatric (weight loss) surgery claims
- vascular claims and amputation
- adult brain injury claims
- fatal claims
- cardiology claims
"Clients recommend 'shrewd tactician and tough negotiator' Richard Coleman" according to the Legal 500 UK. He has also been described as "a tenacious and capable litigator in birth injury claims who will uncover all angles to explore attaining the best outcome for his client and does so unerringly."
- Present Treasurer, Oxford Medico-Legal Society
- Committee member, Bucks, Berks and Oxon Incorporated Law Society
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"From the moment I arrived for my first appointment I felt at ease. Richard dealt with my case in a sensitive and down to earth manner. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."