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Weightmans LLP

6 NEW STREET SQUARE, NEW FETTER LANE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1900
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 1901
DX:
310 CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Nicholas Richards

Tel:
Work 020 7822 1957
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Large loss.

Position

Nick joined Weightmans from Morgan Cole as a partner in 2014, having qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He specialises in cross border litigation acting for European and English insurers involved in cases in England and Wales involving accidents abroad. He has detailed experience of the issues that arise in such cases involving choice of jurisdiction, applicable law and the Rome II Treaty. In addition he has experience in severe brain injury and physical injury cases including tetraplegia. Nick has spoken at a number of conferences on the legal and practical aspects of cross border litigation and the assessment of damages under Rome II.

Career

Eatons, solicitor litigation 1984-86; Eatons, partner litigation 1986-98; Davies Arnold Cooper, associate insurance 1998-99; Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, solicitor insurance 1999-2001; Morgan Cole, partner insurance 2001-14; Weightmans, partner large loss 2014-date.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Law Society; FOIL; PEOPIL.

Education

Whitgift School Croydon; Kingston University (1980 LLB (Hons)); College of Law Chancery Lane (1981).

Leisure

Golf, playing bass guitar, walking the dog.


London: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Weightmans LLP's clients include major insurers, local authorities and self-insured corporates, and is on the panel of a number of insurers including the Motor Insurers' Bureau.  The 'very experienced' and 'hugely knowledgeable' Elaine Chapman heads the London team and is highly active in large loss and technical claims involving brain injury, paraplegia and tetraplegia, and amputations and severe limb injury. David Johnson is 'a really good judge of the long-term strategy for a case'. His wide-ranging expertise covers cases involving severe head and spinal injury, amputation and fatal accidents. Nicholas Richards has a strong record acting for European and UK-based insurers in cases involving accidents abroad.

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