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Potter Rees Dolan
M15 4PZ

Work Department

Personal injury


Richard is experienced in dealing with high value unusual personal injury cases including brain, spinal and amputation injuries and claims for occupational stress. As a Solicitor-Advocate and APIL Fellow, he has dealt with claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Richard is a passionate supporter of the rights of accident victims and writes articles on the topic which have been published in a range of professional journals.


Qualified in 2004 and made Partner in 2019


Fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), Group Secretary of ACSIL, a charity supporting amputees and their carers in Liverpool


University of Liverpool, Law degree, first class, 1999-2002

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation

DLA Piper handles high-value commercial disputes across a wide range of sectors, with clients singling out the team’s expertise in the construction, energy, and oil and gas sectors in particular. Clients laud Perth-based Richard Edwards as an expert in construction litigation, who is also ‘calm, focused, intelligent‘. The department is spearheaded by Perth-based Cameron Maclean and Brisbane-based Liam Prescott. Equally well-versed in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, Gitanjali Bajaj is a key practitioner in Sydney. The team in Melbourne bolstered its competition and consumer litigation offering when commercial litigator John Fogarty arrived from Corrs Chambers Westgarth in the spring of 2020. Former practice head in Sydney Rani John departed to Ashurst in October 2019.

Australia > Dispute resolution: arbitration

DLA Piper fields ‘a solid and reliable team of trusted advisers’ that is ‘strongly connected to the mining and natural resources industry’. The team is recognised in this section for its work in international commercial arbitration. Gitanjali Bajaj in Sydney co-heads the firm’s international arbitration group for the Asia-Pacific region. Other key figures in the team include Richard Edwards (Perth), Gowri Kangeson (Melbourne), and Liam Prescott (Brisbane); as part of a significant concerted effort, the named trio are representing a contractor in multiple consolidated claims relating to a large LNG project.

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Next Generation Partners: Personal Injury)

Richard EdwardsPotter Rees Dolan

Potter Rees Dolan specialises in both catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims, and its lawyers are praised for their ‘efficiency and empathy‘. The clinical negligence team, led by Helen Dolan, focuses on brain injuries and spinal cord injuries such as cerebral palsy or cauda equina, and also handles failure to diagnose cases, surgical negligence and amputations. On the personal injury side, the practice has a strong reputation for complex brain and spinal injury cases, injuries requiring amputations, serious orthopaedic injuries and criminal injuries. Hugh Potter leads the team; ‘excellent communicatorRichard Edwards is also recommended.