I am the partner who leads the Serious Injury Department in our London office. Our main focus is on high value national and international serious injury litigation. I specialise in complex and high value cases for clients who have suffered very serious or life-changing injuries. My clients include people who have suffered spinal cord, brain and amputation injuries. I also act for the families of people who suffered fatal injuries.
Many of the cases I have dealt with have been widely covered in the media, such as acting for victims of the tram crash in Croydon in 2016, and for a number of children affected by the E.coli outbreak at Godstone Farm in Surrey.
I have been a solicitor since 1995 and I have dealt with personal injury cases throughout my legal career. My cases include road traffic accidents, accidents at work and accidents in other public places or private premises.
I also have particular experience of handling cases involving police officers and in the training, equipment and health and safety risks specific to their work.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Whilst many of my cases recover large amounts of compensation, my main focus is to rebuild people's lives after an accident. A key part of my role is making sure my clients have access to quality rehabilitation, and enabling them to get the best possible outcome after an injury. I am always delighted when I meet up with previous clients and find that they are thriving.
What do you do away from the office?
I have a keen interest in food and cooking. When I can, I like to spend time looking after my garden and taking my dog for long walks on Wimbledon Common. I also enjoy running and cycling.
I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Injury Law, and write regular case reviews for this publication. I'm often involved in media appearances including appearances on Channel 4 News, Sky News, BBC Radio and various national and local papers.
I have also lectured widely on personal injury cases at many conferences and provided professional training for organisations including APIL and MBL.
"A talented lawyer with many years of experience. He is really personable but also a shrewd operator. He runs a tight ship with the serious injury team and has a great team of lawyers who are easy to work with and serious about getting the best possible outcome for their clients." - Legal 500, 2023
"Richard Geraghty is knowledgeable and client-focused, and he has a really good strategic understanding of how to run claims." "A highly experienced and technically solid personal injury lawyer." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual – Band 4)
"Richard Geraghty in London has superb knowledge and is one of the best in the business" - Legal 500, 2022 (Next Generation Partner)
"[He] has particularly strong expertise in claims involving spinal cord, brain and amputation injuries, including those arising from RTAs and accidents at work." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual – Band 4)
"Richard... relentlessly [fought] my case for compensation following a road traffic collision that had horrific consequences for me. He handled everything from start to finish, but kept me up to date every step of the way and consulted me before undertaking any decisions. He went to great length to explain the logic behind every one of his recommendations and constantly assured me that if I had any questions he would talk me through them further." - 5* Trustpilot review
"For my claim my solicitor Richard Geraghty has been really helpful throughout the process and always gave every detail we needed and explained it to where we can understand the situation, he’s been really good at what he has done for me, also Jodee Mayer has been very helpful with the understanding of the forms for my claim and any paper work that needed to be done. definitely a 5 star rating for me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I couldn't have been in better hands than those of Richard Geraghty and his associate Nadia... I always felt that both of them were working tirelessly persistently and with my best interests at heart at all times. My expectations were brilliantly managed and Richard took the time to explain the peculiarities of the law surrounding my circumstance... Thank you both! I would recommend your services without hesitation." - 5* Trustpilot review
"He was, at all times, very professional and kept me informed of the progress of my claim throughout the process. He was always available on the phone or by email if I had any queries and was very clear with the information he gave me." - 5* Trustpilot review
"He helped in so many ways. He was a very calming influence at a very traumatic time and was very supportive." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Brilliant in dealing with high-value cases.” - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Richard Geraghty is noted for his practice, which “encompasses high-value catastrophic claims, with noted experience handling claims for seriously injured cyclist." – Chambers & Partners, 2017
Described as “very personable, very bright” and highlighted for his “very good record of achieving excellent results in very challenging cases.” – Chambers & Partners, 2015