Richard Smith's practice ranges across a variety of civil law areas, both public and private. Acting for Claimant and Defendant he has appeared in numerous cases in the High Court, County Courts and Coroner's Courts as well as disciplinary and other specialist tribunals. He has a wide experience of advising private individuals, professionals, companies, healthcare bodies and government departments.
His public law practice includes judicial review, civil VAT and Duties appeals, healthcare disciplinary cases and inquests (especially those concerning healthcare issues and deaths in custody).
In private law his practice encompasses clinical negligence, other professional negligence - especially valuers, surveyors, architects, engineers and solicitors - personal injury of all types, employment and other contractual disputes.
His personal injury practice encompasses claims for injuries of the utmost severity and claims for child abuse.
Richard is recommended for professional negligence by the Legal 500 which says that he “provides very good commercial advice”.
MA (Cantab) Law
Significant cases include the following
A1 Lofts v HMRC  STC 214
Lillywhite & Anor v University College London Hospitals NHS Trust  EWCA Civ 1466 (07 December 2005)
Brown v Birmingham and Black Country Strategic Health Authority & Ors  EWHC 1098 (QB) (22 June 2005)
VAT Registration No: 766 3607 07