Richard Stead

Year of Call: 1979

Inn: Middle Temple

Judicial Office: Recorder 1996

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Richard 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 extensive experience in high-value claims in clinical negligence and personal injury. Most recently he represented the claimant in a successful claim arising out of the treatment of mental illness.

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