I'm a Senior Associate Solicitor in Manchester. I specialise in complex and high-value claims, particularly in brain injury, spinal and amputation cases.
I'm dedicated and passionate to working hard so that all of my clients have the best possible rehabilitation at the earliest opportunity following a serious accident. I'm named as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500 in both 2019 and 2020. I'm also an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers and Partners 2020.
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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'm 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, full and ultra marathons.
"Richard has great empathy for the client and the family, and he makes them feel important and fully informed." Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Associate To Watch)
Richard Biggs "handles high value work with great sensitivity and commercial acuity." Legal 500, 2021 (Rising Star)
"From initial meetings with Danielle Rand and Richard Biggs the case has been handled with sensitivity, not just legal advice but also a personal perspective of considerations. The various processes have been explained in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner and we have been kept informed at all stages." Derek Griffiths, 5* Trustpilot review
Richard is "empathetic and able to build a good rapport with clients. He instils confidence due to his knowledge, experience and ability to communicate effectively with all involved." Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Extremely able, thorough and hard-working… very unassuming and treats people well….good at managing expectations and client care." Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Richard thoroughly understood the difficulties I faced and was extremely patient, happy to repeat details regularly when they were forgotten. He came recommended via my local Headway group (a charity to support people with brain injuries) and I completely support this recommendation." Chloe Edward, 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent service from Richard Biggs from the Manchester office. It was an extremely complex case which was dealt with in a very professional and compassionate manner... I want to express my gratitude to our solicitor Richard Biggs, who was caring, attentive, diligent and knowledgeable. He worked tirelessly to ensure that he was able to deliver a fantastic service and to respond to any issues that cropped up. A wonderful man and an asset to Irwin Mitchell. I would have no hesitation in recommending to my friends." Former client's mother
"Throughout the entire legal process, from start to finish Richard Biggs, my solicitor, was brilliant. Guiding and advising me every step of the way. Reassuring me and empathising with the situation I found myself in with admirable and unquestionable honesty and integrity. The outcome of my case was above and beyond what I initially hoped for and has given me a far more positive outlook on my future." Former client
"My accident left me with physical and physiological issues where I felt anxious and withdrawn from myself and others around me. Richard Biggs of Irwin Mitchell was there throughout the whole process whether on the end of a phone or in person and helped back on the road to recovery. With his help I am now back in work and feeling more like myself once again." Former client