Richard Stanford

Partner, Medical Negligence

Areas of practice

Employee Navigation Medical Negligence

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.

Richard also oversees our Private Client department.

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.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member of Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA)

Affiliate Member of the Society of Estate Practitioners

Latest blog posts...

What happens when I make a Medical Negligence claim?

13th March 2023
News Plus

Clients who initiate a Medical Negligence (also known as Clinical Negligence) claim with Brindley Twist Tafft & James are first asked for in-depth details of the background to their case. All members of the BTTJ Medical Negligence expert legal team then usually meet twice weekly to pool their knowledge and expertise to determine which claims are likely to meet the necessary legal...

Strike action brings increased risk of claims against the NHS

27th February 2023
News Plus

Article by Richard Stanford, Partner & Medical Negligence Solicitor The ongoing strikes of nurses, ambulance workers and now junior doctors could bring a tidal wave of medical negligence claims against the NHS. Delays in treatment resulting in serious harm is likely to provide patients or their families grounds for action. The longer the strikes continue, the greater the risk of...