Richard Baker is described by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading junior specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He has built up a busy and successful practice and wins praise for his advocacy and problem solving skills but also his ability to relate to his clients, especially the bereaved. Richard has acted as an Assistant Coroner for South Yorkshire (East) from 2011 to 2016 and has earned an excellent reputation for his ability to manage complicated and difficult inquests.
Richard has specialised in complex clinical negligence work since he was called to the bar and has been described by Chambers and Partners as “building an impressive reputation, particularly for his work on high-value brain injury cases.” He undertakes work covering all clinical and surgical specialties but takes a special interest in obstetric cases, having represented claimants in a large number of birth injury cases.
Richard also has a particular experience of working with the bereaved, having represented many families through complicated and traumatic inquests and subsequent claims pursuant to the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934.