Richard Biggs



I work in the Serious Injury team, specialising in complex and catastrophic injury cases. I am involved from the very start to the conclusion of every case, working to get each of my clients the very best possible rehabilitation from the outset to restore their quality of life quickly.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

Law is all I ever wanted to do. I remember choosing my A levels with that sole aim in mind. I have gradually worked my way up from dealing with the most straightforward of claims when I was a newly qualified solicitor, to the most complex of cases.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I am passionate about the work I do and give my all for my clients. An award of damages is just one part of the work I do and I believe the journey to the award is equally important.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Our great strength is that we work as a team, each member bringing different qualities and expertise to ensure our clients receive the highest possible level of advice and guidance.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I have a two young children who, as well as being my greatest achievements, keep me very busy away from the office. I love watching and playing all sports and am a keen runner, participating in half marathons. I'm just trying to get round to making that step up to 26 miles.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 08/09/2016
    Inquest Concludes Into 82-Year-Old’s Car Crash Death

    “It has been almost a year since this terrible incident, which cost Elaine not only her father, but caused her to suffer a number of life-changing injuries. “Understandably, it has been an extremely difficult time for Elaine, but she is glad the coroner has fully investigated her father’s death. “We are continuing to support Elaine to deal with the death of her father in such tragic circumstances and to help secure her the funds she will need to continue her recovery from the very serious and life-changing injuries she suffered in this incident.”

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  • 02/03/2016
    Growing Number Getting Their Kicks From Amputee Football

    “We are committed to supporting and helping people with a disability to find a sport that will stimulate them mentally and physically and offer an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy new experiences. “As well as increasing the numbers of participants we want to increase the fan base by sharing some of the amazing skill and talent on show. “Through the work we do, it’s amazing to see the role physical activity can play in rehabilitation and it’s great for setting goals when our clients are recovering from a serious injury and adapting to new challenges and changes in their lives. “To help promote Amputee Football plans are in place for a special friendly featuring players from the national league and staff from Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office. This will be a fantastic opportunity to highlight their love for the sport and showcase some very talented footballers.”

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  • 05/05/2015
    Solicitors On Ice - Irwin Mitchell Makes Manchester Sledgehockey Donation

    “We had a fantastic time trying out sledgehockey, although our skills may need a bit more development before we’re competing at the same level as the Manchester Phoenix. “Many of our clients turn to disability sports to help with their recovery and rehabilitation as they seek to overcome their injuries and make progress in their lives. We want to help more people to be able to get involved in sledgehockey and are delighted to be donating a new sledge to the team. They are an inspiration to others who have limited mobility and hopefully we will be able to continue supporting the Manchester Phoenix Sledgehockey team in future.”

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  • 22/12/2014
    Appeal For Witnesses Of Christmas Eve Crash Which Left Oldham Teenager With Serious Leg Injury

    As a result of this tragic accident Chloe has suffered a very serious injury to her leg and we are now seeking information from anyone who witnesses the accident so that we can try and help her access the necessary rehabilitation and support she needs to aid her recovery. “We are looking to speak to anyone who was driving along Rochdale Road at the time of this accident who may have seen the collision or the vehicle involved. “We understand that Chloe was lifted up off the road by a man driving a Virgin Media van and we believe he may have witnessed this accident. Chloe was also carried to a door step of a nearby house on Rochdale Road while we understand that a number of people jumped out of their cars to assist her. “We have been told that a lady called Danielle who was driving her car along Rochdale Road witnessed this accident and sat with Chloe until her mother and ambulance arrived. We would like to speak to Danielle or anyone who has any information about the incident as it may help Chloe access the specialist help and rehabilitation support she now needs.”

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