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Richard Adams

Senior Associate

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Richard is a Senior Associate in the Compliance and Regulatory team at Freeths.

Richard was admitted as a Solicitor in 2014 and has experience working in civil and criminal litigation.

Richard joined Freeths in August 2022 having previously spent several years working at a leading insurance litigation firm where he represented insurers in large loss claims and represented their policyholders in HSE investigations, prosecutions and inquest proceedings.

Richard was described as a ‘key lawyer’ in the 2021 and 2022 Legal 500 rankings.

Legal Services

Compliance & Regulatory

Recent Work

Examples of Richard’s recent experience include representing:-

  • a fabrication company in a HSE prosecution after an employee lost his thumb while operating an electromagnetic drill
  • a hotel group in a local authority prosecution brought under the Food Safety Act 1990
  • an energy company and its director in a HSE prosecution after an individual fell from height and suffered life-changing injuries
  • a private ambulance service at an inquest after a service user fell while under their care
  • a major timber company in a HSE investigation after an employee suffered a serious hand injury in an accident in a sawmill
  • a major refrigeration company in a HSE investigation after an employee suffered a serious hand injury while operating a milling machine
  • a prison health care provider at numerous pre-inquest reviews




To contact Richard or for more information…

Call: 0345 030 5708
Mobile: 0781 564 0499
Or email: Send an email


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