Richard Follis


Medical Negligence

Richard has been helping victims of medical accidents for 40 years having specialised for the last 30 of those. He only acts for patients or their families.
Richard Follis

He has won claims for compensation ranging from minor injury to severe brain damage. He has always undertook 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 most of his career including regularly appearing as advocate before Coroners with and without a jury. He has also conducted multi party, pharmaceutical and catastrophic injury litigation and has appeared pro bono to represent complainants before the GMC and give evidence before the H&CPC.

He is a past President of Birmingham Law Society and has been an AvMA panel member since 1991.

Richard is band 1 in his field in Chambers and Partners in their UK directory and is profiled in Legal 500. For 8 years he was national head of the Shoosmiths Clinical Negligence team until he was appointed Head of what is now the firm's Personal Advisory Division in June 2013.


'Richard Follis remains a well-established figure in the clinical negligence market, and is particularly admired for his extensive experience in the field." Band 1'  Chambers and Partners

My education:

LL.B. (Hons.) ( University College Cardiff)