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St John's Buildings

Chambers of Richard Norton

24A-28 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4DJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 214 1500
Fax:
Fax 0161 835 3929
DX:
728861 MANCHESTER 4
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnsbuildings.co.uk
Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield

Richard Norton - Head of Chambers

Tel:
Work 0161 214 1500
Email:
Web:
stjohnsbuildings.com/people/richard-norton
St John's Buildings (Chambers of Richard Norton)

Work Department

Head of Clinical Negligence, Catastrophc injury, Disease, Personal Injury, ADR and mediation

Position

Richard is an expert in clinical negligence and complex personal injury.

Richard is a highly experienced personal injury barrister. The majority of his cases are high value, catastrophic injury cases or cases with a complicating feature.

His day-to-day practice usually involves conferences with or cross-examination of experts. Initially he chooses to meet the client at the earliest possible point (at home if necessary) to establish good rapport and then to advise on the appropriate experts to call, as well as assisting in advising on the evidence that is obtained. He remains regularly involved throughout the case, drafting paperwork including schedules and counter-schedules, appearing at CCMCs, advising on disclosure, witness statements and drafting agendas for joint meetings. Most cases conclude successfully at JSMs, but some proceed to trial.

In addition, Richard lectures regularly to solicitors on diverse subjects such as interim payments, industrial diseases, and procedural points. He acts as a point of contact in the recommendation of appropriate experts on a daily basis.

Career

Called 1992, Lincoln’s Inn.

Member

  • PNBA
  • PIBA
  • AVMA
  • Northern Circuit Medical Law Association

Education

Leeds University (LLB Hons).


Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Clinical negligence

Within: Leading Juniors

Richard Norton - St John's BuildingsReally puts claimants at ease in difficult and sensitive cases.

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Personal injury

Within: Leading Juniors

Richard Norton - St John's BuildingsReally puts claimants at ease in difficult and sensitive cases.

Within: Personal injury

St John's Buildings is well-regarded within the region as a personal injury set, with a wide range of practitioners who are instructed across all aspects of personal injury work.  Particular areas of specialism include industrial disease, multi-defendant claims and catastrophic injury. Of recent note, Richard Norton recently acted for the claimant in a four-defendant case, where all four denied liability, after the claimant fell through a grate into a waste drain at a chemical plant undergoing construction work, settling the case at mediation.

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