"Richard Follis heads the team and is hailed for his excellent communication skills and personable demeanour. He takes on a broad range of cases and is well known for his work assisting clients on high-profile inquests. "Legal peers say he is "unquestionably courageous and committed." " (2014) "
Richard has been helping victims of medical accidents for over 30 years having specialised for the last 23 of those. He only acts for patients or their families.
He has won claims for compensation ranging from minor injury to severe brain damage. He continues to undertake a broad range of cases - out of choice - believing that all victims of medical accidents deserve access to experienced advice.
He has advised families about Inquests for over 30 years and regularly appears as advocate before Coroners. He is national head of the Shoosmiths Clinical Negligence team.
He has also conducted multi party, pharmaceutical and catastrophic injury litigation and has appeared pro bono to represent complainants before the GMC.
He is a past President of Birmingham Law Society and has been an AvMA panel member since 1991.
Richard is noted as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners in their UK directory and is profiled in Legal 500.
He was appointed Head of Shoosmiths Private Client Practice Group in June 2013.
LL.B. (Hons.) ( University College Cardiff )