Richard Menzies

Richard is a specialist personal injury barrister whose practice spans the full breadth of PI claims, from trippers to industrial disease, and from whiplash to tetraplegia. Richard is regularly instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants, and has extensive experience of advocacy in the County Court, Coroner’s Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, related advice and drafting, mediation and other forms of ADR.

Richard lectures to both solicitors and barristers on various aspects of personal injury law and has featured on the College of Law’s ‘Legal Network Television’ DVD-based training service. He regularly writes articles on aspects of personal injury law and practice.


  • Melzer Prize for Physical Sciences (Ward Freman School, Buntingford)
  • MA, Natural Science and Law (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
  • Fitzwilliam College Prize for Natural Sciences
  • Clough Scholarship (Fitzwilliam College)
  • Bar Vocational Course, very competent (Inns of Court School of Law)
  • Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition (Middle Temple)
  • Jules Thorn Scholarship (Middle Temple)


  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association


Film, food and rabbits.


In his youth Richard was a keen mathematician and chess player. He genuinely loves interpolating Ogden multipliers and crunching the numbers for loss of earnings and pension in a complex Schedule of Loss. He initially studied Life Sciences at University and he is interested in finding out how things work (and why they don’t). He used to be a keen motorcyclist before one too many “sorry mate, I didn’t see you” accidents caused him to switch to the safety of a metal box. He still misses life on two wheels.

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