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Kingsley Napley LLP
20 Bonhill Street

Work Department

Clinical negligence and personal injury.


Richard acts for individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of medical treatment whether provided by the NHS (within a hospital or GP setting), or in the private healthcare sector. He has a varied caseload with an emphasis on spinal, brain and catastrophic injuries. He is experienced in all aspects of spinal injury claims including, injuries arising from trauma, orthopaedic and neurosurgical procedures, congenital abnormalities of the spine and failure to diagnosis Cauda Equina Syndrome. His extensive experience in brain injury cases include birth and neonatal injury claims resulting in cerebral palsy, and acquired brain injury.

Richard blogs and Tweets about his subject and has had articles and opinion pieces published in the Personal Injury Law Journal, trade magazines and the national press, including The Times.


Trained Kingsley Napley LLP; qualified 2005; clinical negligence and personal injury department Kingsley Napley LLP 2005; associate solicitor 2010; partner 2014 to date. Publications of note: A regular contributor to the ‘Personal Injury Law Journal’.


Accredited Member of the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
Accredited Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (past secretary of the damages group and co-ordinator of the Spinal Injury Group)


Chingford School; King’s College, London (2001 LLB 2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (2002 BVC, competent).



Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals)

Richard LodgeKingsley Napley LLP

The clinical negligence and personal injury team at Kingsley Napley LLP is led by ‘one of London’s doyens of clinical negligence’ Terrence Donovan. Its caseload consists largely of handling complex claims, including such elements as birth injury; amputation; spinal injury; catastrophic and fatal injury; and delayed diagnoses. In addition, the team is experienced in handling high-value psychiatric negligence claims, often involving suicide and inquests. Specialist in spinal injury, gastrointestinal injury and loss of vision Eurydice Cote and catastrophic spinal, brain injury and consent expert Richard Lodge are described as ‘outstanding’. Recently made up ‘stand-out’ partner Laura Sylvester is another practitioner to watch.