Richard Follis was appointed Consultant on 2 May 2023 reporting to the Chairperson. 
He was previously Shoosmiths first General Counsel from 1 May 2021 with particular responsibility for compliance, quality and risk. He was during his time as GC also the firm's Compliance Officer for Legal Practice and Money Laundering Compliance Officer.
Richard joined Shoosmiths in 2006 as a Partner and head of clinical negligence. He became a board member in 2013 on appointment as Practice Group Head of the firm's Access Legal consumer offering. Latterly Richard led the work of our personal advisory teams as Divisional Head.
For very many years a noted practitioner in the field of clinical negligence he has been ranked in Chambers for 26 years latterly as 'Senior Statesperson' in the 2020  edition of Chambers UK.
Richard served as President of the Birmingham Law Society in 2006 and, having been an AvMA panel member since 1991, was appointed an Honorary Panel Member in 2021.


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