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Angela Richards

Head of Litigation - Senior Associate

About Angela

Angela qualified as a Solicitor in 2003. She joined Osborne, Morris & Morgan in August 2022. She is an accredited Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal injury Lawyers.

Since qualification, Angela has worked in litigation, specialising in claims for injured people.  Angela deals with high value personal injury and clinical negligence matters.

She has previously represented clients in high profile matters including the second Inquest into the New Cross fire disaster, the Infected Blood Public Inquiry and the Residential Institutions Redress Board scheme in Ireland.

In terms of clinical negligence, Angela deals with claims where it is alleged there has been a delay or a failure to diagnose and treat conditions.

Angela also undertakes personal injury litigation, including claims arising from accidents in workplaces, road traffic accidents, and accidents in public places.

She has experience of a wide range of injuries including: brain injuries, hearing loss, orthopaedic injuries, pain conditions, psychiatric injuries, amputations and diseases such as cancer.

Angela works hard to thoroughly investigate claims on behalf of her clients and to achieve the best possible results for them. She is confident at dealing with complex legal and medical issues. She has good working relationships with many medical experts and barristers and she builds strong teams on cases.

One of Angela’s strongest assets is the supportive relationships she builds with her clients, who find themselves in unexpected and distressing situations. Angela helps them to navigate the claims process. She is also keen to arrange rehabilitation for clients where possible as part of the claim.

Some examples of cases where Angela’s legal expertise has benefitted clients include:

  • £400,000 settlement for an engineer, who was injured in an accident at work in Spain whilst working for his UK based employer. He suffered the loss of his non dominant thumb whilst servicing a machine. He subsequently underwent a toe to thumb transfer. The largest element of the claim was his future loss of earnings claim. He suffered a further serious accident abroad 3 years after the first accident, resulting in him sustaining multiple injuries. Which accident caused which injuries was therefore a central issue in the claim arising from the first accident.
  • £90,000 settlement for a man who was seriously injured whilst crossing a road in central London as a pedestrian when he was struck by a motorbike being ridden by an uninsured driver.
  • £160,000 settlement for a client who suffered a fracture dislocation of her left ankle when she slipped in the grounds of a hotel. She went on to develop a Deep Vein Thrombosis and post thrombotic syndrome, which meant that she was left with permanent significant symptoms in her leg and groin and ran the risk of developing serious complications including, ultimately, the loss of her leg or death. She had to reduce her working hours because of her injury and her claim included future loss of earnings and pension loss.
  • £100,000 for the widow of an elderly gentleman who was killed following a road traffic accident. The accident was a rear end shunt, for which liability was admitted by the Defendant. The deceased went to hospital after the accident, but was discharged on the same day with minor injuries. He went on to develop breathing difficulties within the subsequent 48 hours and was readmitted to hospital and found to have a collapsed lung. He died 3 weeks later. The accident being the cause of his death was initially disputed by the Defendant’s insurers, but was later agreed after expert evidence was served by Angela from a chest physician. Much of the claim was for care home fees for the deceased’s widow, who had to go into a care home shortly after her husband died, due to her advanced dementia, as her husband had been her primary carer.

Outside of work Angela enjoys running, spending time with her friends and family and having days out and travelling with her teenage son.

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