Richard Barr

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He is a Senior Litigator and Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and he is also a Member of the Law Society Council.

Legal Experience: 

Richard has experience of a wide range of legal issues, but specialises in clinical negligence and major injury cases. He has been involved in running a number of national cases including: Opren (a painkiller associated with a number of deaths and serious injuries), Gulf War Illness, Organophosphate Sheep Dips, and MMR vaccines.

Richard has a reputation for being very user-friendly and for pushing for the best possible outcome for his clients. He deals with most kinds of medical case and has obtained very substantial compensation for clients who have been seriously injured by medical negligence. He lives in North Norfolk but can take on cases outside his immediate geographical area.

He works with medical experts to assess cases and also has support from many members of his immediate family (who include: a neurosurgeon, a neurologist, a theatre recovery nurse and a medico-legal researcher).

His stepdaughter was seriously injured more than 25 years ago as a result of medical negligence when she was very young (she remains severely disabled). Richard is one of her carers, so he is familiar with the consequences of negligence and how it can affect people every day of their lives.


In his spare time he is a freelance writer and a keen photographer. He has written two books for the Consumer’s Association and a large section of the 3rd edition of the Penguin Guide to the Law. He is a contributor of mainly light-hearted articles to legal periodicals (especially Solicitors Journal) and to national newspapers. He also writes about non-legal matters and has had dozens of articles published in a Norfolk glossy Magazine (Places and Faces) and in Home Farmer. For 25 years he broadcast regularly on BBC Radio Norfolk as their ‘legal eagle.’