Richard Stead

Year of Call: 1979

Inn: Middle Temple

Judicial Office: Recorder 1996

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Richard is highly experienced in a variety of issues, including Animals Act claims and construction site accidents. He focuses on matters involving brain and spinal injuries. ‘He is an excellent advocate, a skilled negotiator and a very commercially aware practitioner.’ ‘He gives very clear advice, is very approachable and is very good on paper.’ “

Chambers UK,  2020
Personal Injury

One of Chambers’ most senior barristers, Richard has an extensive practice which encompasses personal injury, clinical negligence, professional negligence claims and property damage matters, including a number of high profile cases. Richard’s practice is also complemented by his highly sought-after expertise in construction disputes.

Renowned for his skills as an excellent advocate, Richard always commands respect and attention in Court. His reputation means he is regularly called to represent clients at joint settlement meetings and mediations in negotiating resolutions in high-value cases.

Richard also acts as a mediator.

Richard shares his experience and expertise through lectures given to legal professionals and organisations across the country.  He is willing to tailor seminars to suit individual requirements.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Technology
  • Construction Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Cantab), ACI Arb