Richard Cope, Solicitor
Richard has practised in the field of personal injury law since qualifying in 1993 and joined Harris Fowler as an accident Solicitor in January 2014.
He has experience across a range of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and public liability tripping and slipping claims. Richard has also developed an interest and specialism in industrial disease cases including claims for industrial deafness, vibration white finger, respiratory illness, cancers arising from asbestos exposure and repetitive strain injuries.
Richard has found that his previous experience as a Defendant lawyer has greatly benefited his work representing Claimants. Richard enjoys the diversity of work as a personal injury lawyer and derives great satisfaction from achieving the best outcomes possible for clients as quickly as possible.
What inspired you to get into law?
Richard was first inspired to get into law because of the wide ranging nature of the subject. His interest in Civil Procedure and Evidence at university eventually led to a career in personal injury.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Richard finds the most rewarding aspect of his job to be building a rapport and good working relationships with his clients and achieving a favourable outcome.
What do you do for fun?
Outside of work Richards enjoys reading, tennis and walking in the Cotswolds and the Lake District.
Richard has acted on behalf of a cyclist who was left in a persistent vegetative state after colliding with a car. The case settled for £1M on a 50% liability basis.
Accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme Member.
*Cases issued and finished between 01.01.16 and 31.12.16