Richard Starkie qualified as a solicitor in 2001.
Areas of Specialism
Over the years Richard has dealt with almost every type of clinical negligence claim. A large part of his current work concerns serious spinal injuries and brain injuries, particularly those sustained around the time of birth. He also has a lot of experience of orthopaedic claims, especially those concerning joint replacement.
Richard enjoys dealing with claims that have a foreign or international element to them, and those involving complex medicine.
He is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and the Spinal Injuries Association solicitors’ panel.
Richard is married with two sons and lives on the outskirts of Leeds.
Richard is also a keen cyclist. He spends much of his free time riding in the Yorkshire Dales and, when time allows, the mountains of Europe.
He is highly intelligent with excellent judgement. He is diligent in his research of medical literature on points that can turn a case. He is a tenacious advocate for his clients’ interests, and he leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of their claims. He also gives realistic, common sense advice to his clients in terms they can understand despite the complexity of their cases.
I feel that I was treated like a person not just a client which I believe is important when going through something like this.
He has a really good knowledge of medicine, which means he asks really insightful questions of clinicians and experts.
Richard is extremely thorough and has great attention to detail. He really gets under the skin of a case and leaves no stone unturned.
Starkie is a great legal brain and a master of product liability litigation.
He is definitely one of the biggest players in the North of England. He’s really on top of the science and the law.