Richard Oakes > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR


Richard specialises in the field of personal injury litigation. He undertakes a broad spectrum of personal injury work acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants and has particular experience of road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and highway tripping claims. In addition to his court work, Richard has a busy paperwork practice both advising and drafting statements of case. He has an interest in cases involving allegations of fraud, in particular fraudulent road traffic accidents involving bogus passengers, staged accidents and low velocity impacts. He is able to assist by drafting pleadings, advising on tactics, testing the evidence of witnesses in conference and conducting interim hearings and trials. Richard is regularly instructed to appear in Coroners’ Inquests and has extensive experience of CICA appeals. He also has a strong credit hire practice and is often instructed to deal with arguments of mitigation of loss and contractual enforceability. Richard is happy to undertake work on a conditional fee agreement subject to a positive risk assessment. Richard joined No5 Chambers as a tenant in 2009 after completing his pupillage principally in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. During his training for the Bar, Richard was awarded the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancy Prize by Middle Temple for outstanding achievement on the Bar Vocational Course.


Called 2007; Middle Temple.


LLB (Hons).