Richard Harries

Richard joined Barcan Woodward (now Barcan+Kirby) in 2003. He became a Partner in 2008 and heads up our Medical Negligence and Personal Injury teams.

Richard has over 21 years’ experience and works on all types of medical negligence cases, including delayed cancer diagnosis, maximum severity birth injuries and GP, surgical and A&E negligence.

He is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and is band 1 ranked and recognised by the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for his ability in complex cases.

Richard is band 1 ranked in Chambers and Partners UK 2022 and described as a ‘highly respected clinical negligence lawyer who possesses considerable experience in birth injury cases’. One testimonial states, “He is a recognised leader in the field, intelligent, perceptive and thorough.”


  • Law (LL.B.) from Aberystwyth University
  • "I found Fiona and Richard to be extremely approachable, supportive, friendly and understanding. I appreciate Barcan+Kirby's ethos. The individual solicitors I dealt with, i.e. Fiona and Richard went above and beyond in the duty of care they demonstrated."

    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • “The service by this solicitor has provided a life for my daughter beyond our wildest dreams, she now has independence.”
    AnonPersonal Injury Client
  • ‘Richard is described as a "leader in the field" and a "strong operator," with one client singling out his "exceptional grasp of the medical profession".'
    Chambers and Partners UK, 2019 Edition
  • "Richard explained everything to me clearly, right from the start, and was friendly, supportive and always on hand to answer my questions. I don’t know how I would’ve got through it without his help and assistance."
    AnonMedical Negligence Client