Richard Lodge

Partner

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

"a very impressive operator who is very committed to his cases and devotes meticulous attention to detail in them,"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2020

"highly regarded clinical negligence practitioner with extensive experience in birth and neonatal injury claims, as well as cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

Richard is a Partner in the Medical Negligence and Personal Injury practice and has been recognised within the field of clinical/medical negligence within the Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories.  He is an individually ranked lawyer for clinical negligence within Chambers UK, A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession.

Richard 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 includes birth and neonatal injury claims, including cerebral palsy, and acquired brain 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.

Noted for his tenacious approach, Richard gets to grips with complex medicine to find the crux of a case.  He gives straightforward and well-reasoned advice.  His ability to explain complex legal issues in clear, concise language is regularly noted by clients.  He has an excellent track record of securing favourable settlements for clients.

During the course of his career, Richard has been a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).  He is a past secretary of the Damages Special Interest Group and past co-ordinator for the Spinal Injury Group.  He 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.  Richard is a regular attendee at AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) conferences. He is known as a fantastic technical lawyer who is always up to date with legal developments relevant to medical negligence.

What clients and directories have said

"a very impressive operator who is very committed to his cases and devotes meticulous attention to detail in them," 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2020

"highly regarded clinical negligence practitioner with extensive experience in birth and neonatal injury claims, as well as cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries." 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

"Richard is always on top of his cases and will think outside the box to come to a solution." 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

"He's got an eye for detail and is incredibly thorough"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

 

notable cases

Richard has achieved numerous out of Court and Court approved settlements for clients throughout his career.  His notable settlements are:

 

Publications

 

Professional Memberships and Societies

  • The Law Society
  • Accredited Member of the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Accredited Member of the Law Society's specialist clinical negligence panel
  • Spinal Injuries Association, Gold Corporate Member
  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)

 

"Richard is always on top of his cases and will think outside the box to come to a solution"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

He's got an eye for detail and is incredibly thorough"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

“I felt you and the team were always kind and helpful and you always made time for me, especially taking the time to help me to understand the (at times) complicated concepts" 

A client May 2019

"the ‘talented’ Richard Lodge, who is noted for brain and spinal injuries."

Legal 500

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Blogs

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 2nd quarter 2017

Further developments in spinal injury research

Yet another tax on justice

A further misguided attack on claimant costs in clinical negligence litigation

Spinal injury – why the 2007 Rehabilitation Code must change

Bankrupting the NHS?

MDU’s 6-point plan to reform the clinical negligence system: a claimant lawyer’s response

Mediation is a win for all in clinical negligence

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 1st quarter 2018

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 4th quarter 2017

The PAC report has a point

Professor Keogh Speaks Out – NHS Patient Safety

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 3rd quarter 2017

Master McCloud gives clear guidance on service of a Claim Form

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Injury: an overview

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 1st quarter 2017

The importance of exhibitions like Naidex

Spinal Injury: Hope for the future

Reaney -v- University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust The sequel: a further judgment but still riddled with uncertainty?

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