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Richard Langton Principal Lawyer

Experience Profile

Expertise in all personal injury claims and in particular fatal accident cases, and severe brain, spinal injury, and amputation injuries.

Acting for police officers for almost 30 years. In last 5 years has concluded numerous high value claims with total damages recovered in excess of £50 million.

Established liability of escaping driver to driver of police car chasing him, also liability of force to undercover officer injured due to inadequate back-up, several recent public order training judgments involving inadequate risk assessment and supervision.

In Chambers & Partners 2014 Richard is ranked in Band 1 for Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant "Richard Langton is a key partner and head of the firm's nationwide serious injury team. He is regularly instructed on especially high-value catastrophic work arising from RTAs, and in complex group litigation". Richard is also ranked Band 2 for Product Liability: Mainly Claimant "Richard Langton is the firm's head of product liability and maintains his strong national reputation, often taking the reins as the lead partner in transactions. He is well regarded by peers, who comment: "He has a good level of experience; he's very useful to have on your side."

University College School London, University of Keele (BA), University of Birmingham (MBA)

Law Society, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Past President), Forum of complex injury solicitors, Trustee of Headway, the brain injury charity.