My specialty is cases that arise from childhood abuse. I’ve worked for victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect. I have experience making claims against local authorities, schools, religious organisations and children’s homes.
I also specialise in medical negligence cases. I’ve made claims against hospitals, GPs and other health professionals. I have experience claiming for delays in diagnosis, surgical errors and inadequate care and treatment.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I’ve always wanted a challenging career which would let me help people find justice. I also like working for clients to solve problems, which at first may have appeared impossible.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Making sure my client is listened to, and is able to get what they deserve. I enjoy giving them the means and ability to overcome past experiences.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working with an extremely talented and diverse group of people. We all work to do the best for our clients, and push boundaries wherever possible. Everyone here is friendly and approachable. We also have access to a range of expert legal knowledge whenever it’s needed.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy reading when I have a quiet moment. I also love travelling and exploring new places.
"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Richard Sweetman for the professional and empathetic handling of my case. The incident had a detrimental effect on me, revisiting what had happened but he dealt with this in a very patient and understanding way.
"The communication was excellent and I was kept up to date at every point and given time by Richard to consider all options available to me. Richard made a difficult situation much easier for me to deal with and the outcome for us was positive, I am pleased to have closure now and look forward to moving on thanks to your support." - 5* Trustpilot Review
"The neglect suffered by my wife, Carole, from the NHS contributed greatly to her death and Irwin Mitchell have my utmost gratitude in establishing that fact. In particular, I have great appreciation for the work done by Richard in his skilled handling of the case. Throughout the course of the case he kept me informed of its progress and gave advise for the various decisions that had to be made as events unfolded. His manner was always sympathetic, polite and understanding and he was ever willing to hear and deal with any questions that I raised. Consequently, I was totally confident that my objective was in very safe and capable hands and that reassurance was of great importance." - 5* Trustpilot review