Associate | Dundee
Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Richard is an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor based in our Dundee office.
He deals with cases for many different types of claims, but specialises in accidents at work and clinical negligence claims.
His experience of accident at work claims includes, slips and trips, manual handling claims, serious back injuries and chronic pain, and claims resulting from the failure of employers to provide appropriate protective work equipment, while his experience of clinical negligence claims include: serious injuries, including catastrophic injuries, head and brain injuries and fatalities.
Richard recently settled a Court of Session action on behalf of an individual injured by an industrial machine.
Richard prides himself on providing excellent client care, ensuring that he puts his client’s needs first; by listening to them at all times and keeping them updated about the progress of their claim. Recent feedback from one of Richard’s clients confirms this client focused approach “Richard's Honesty and integrity is beyond reproach. He has helped and supported not only myself but my family through this difficult time”.
His extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of accidents at work and clinical negligence claims help Richard to negotiate and secure the maximum amount of compensation possible for his clients.
Richard is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury and by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers at Senior Litigator level (APIL).
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Any problems or issues I have had, Richard has helped me resolve them. . The advice and support from Richard can only be described as being excellent. His knowledge of the law pertaining to my case has been of the highest standard.
From the Telephone conversation, I've had first class and in depth discussions with Richard Poole. He has kept me updated on everything and offered assurances and support whenever I've had questions or worries. He has kept in touch with me on almost a weekly basis and I've been up to date on every bit of correspondence necessary. I've got nothing but praise for the way my claim has been handled and thabnk everyone for it.
Your professionalism combined with your honesty, integrity and especially your friendliness coupled with your guidance made the whole journey from beginning to end all the more bearable.
It has been a great experience dealing with Richard Poole and Thorntons. I would highly recommend them.
The best, professional and responsive.
I used Thorntons for my injury claim and had a one to one dealing with solicitor Richard Poole. He was very professional and very understanding, and kept me updated all the way along the process. I must say he was very easy to talk to and always gave great advise.
First class service, kept informed every step of the way. Second to none.
Legal 500 2019
‘Friendly and professional’ associate Richard Poole is recommended.
Legal 500 2020
Richard Poole was very responsive and always showed genuine interested in my feelings and what I had to say; this was very important as it allowed me to feel at ease and comfortable throughout. Phonecalls, emails and face-to-face contact were all frequent methods of communication used to keep me informed about the case.
I found Thorntons Solicitors brilliant to deal with. I was put in contact with Richard Poole from an old colleague of mine who highly recommended him . I was not let down by Richard's great reputation and would say he exceeded it . Always made everything crystal clear for me to understand and was very approachable when it came to questions and information . Can't recommend Richard enough !