I'm a Partner in the Manchester office. 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.
- ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500 (2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022)
- 'Associate to Watch' in Chambers (2020, 2021 and 2022.)
- Shortlisted for ‘Solicitor of the Year Award’ at the Manchester Legal awards (2021)
- Secretary for APIL (north west group)
"Richard is very diligent in his approach to cases and is always well prepared." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Associate to Watch)
“Richard Biggs has a clear empathy with all his clients but this is especially apparent in fatal cases. He was a star of the future and is now a star of the present.” - Legal 500 2022 (Rising Star)
"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)
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
“From my first meeting with Richard Biggs I knew I was in safe hands. I was treated with respect, patience and understanding from start to finish. I was able to approach Richard directly at any time about any matter. This meant a lot to me and ensured I was never unduly stressed or worried. Even when the pandemic broke in 2020, Richard never skipped a beat. I am so glad I made the decision to contact Irwin Mitchell and I would certainly recommend them.” – 5* Trustpilot review
“My solicitor Richard Biggs provided me a professional and outstanding service. Pretty much instantly I had 100% trust and confidence in him. I cannot thank Richard and Irwin Mitchell enough for what they have provided me with and the end result ended far greater than expected” – 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell’s service was brilliant throughout my case. They offered a personal yet professional advice, and I always felt they put my best interests first. My partner and I we kept informed through the entire process. I would highly recommend Richard Biggs who dealt with our case." - 5* Trustpilot review
"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 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 great thanks from me to Richard Biggs, Danielle Coxon, Gabrielle, and all the team at Irwin Mitchell. They helped me every step of the way with total professionalism and are still helping me after we settled my case. I would recommend their services to anyone looking for top quality lawyers" - 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
"Irwin Mitchell have been amazing at taking over our case from another firm. They gave us 5 star service, were very understanding and explained everything at all times. I would certainly recommend them to anyone especially if the case is slightly more complex. Richard Biggs was fantastic and very professional." 5* Trustpilot review