Richard Stanford

Partner, Solicitor

Richard qualified as a Solicitor in 2012.

Richard joined the Medical Negligence Department in 2010 following a career at The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority. He became a partner at BTTJ in 2021.

A keen rugby player and supporter, his first degree was in Sports Science; the Anatomy and Physiology elements of which gives him a head start in the world of Clinical Negligence.  He retrained during his time with the Law Society, achieving a commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a distinction in a Master of Laws Degree in 2009.

Richard is a member of Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA), the recognised mark of expertise for specialist Clinical Negligence lawyers.

The Legal 500 has also recognised Richard, stating that he is ‘excellent‘, ‘clever‘, ‘hard working‘ and ‘canny‘.

He has experience of a very wide range of Clinical Negligence cases including Orthopaedic, Oncological, Urological, Infection, injury during surgery and the management of long term conditions such as diabetes and Crohn’s Disease.  He handles cases from inception to completion, including trial where necessary.  He enjoys broadening his medical knowledge with complex and unusual cases. Richard spends 90% of his working time dealing with medical negligence matters. The remaining 10% of his working time is spent as the Partner overseeing our Private Client department.

Richard also became an Affiliate Member of the Society of Estate Practitioners in 2012 and can advise upon, and create, Personal Injury Trusts to protect any settlement monies from being means tested by the state.

Outside of work Richard enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.  He is a keen tennis player and avid rugby supporter, being a season ticket holder at Birmingham Moseley RFC for almost 30 years.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Actions against Medical Accident (AVMA)
  • Affiliate member of the Sociaty of Estate Practitioners
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