Moons Solicitors is a specialist personal injury firm. We do not do any other kind of work, and we know what we are good at.
We believe solicitors should specialise. That is why you will not find us dabbling in work we can't do well. Personal injury claims are important, and can be the most important legal work you will ever need to be done. You get one chance to get the right support, the right rehabilitation and the right compensation.
Some solicitors will do a bit of everything and will offer to carry out personal injury work without specialising in it. Some solicitors will have a solicitor in charge of their personal injury work, but the actual work on your case is done by junior, sometimes unqualified staff. Some firms aren't solicitors at all, but are claims management companies or accident management firms - you can tell a real solicitor's firm by the Solicitors Regulation Authority digital badge at the bottom of this page.
We are a proper, expert personal injury solicitors. We are proud to hold the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation quality mark.
We aim to get the best result for you, putting your recovery - whether it is your physical, mental or financial recovery - at the centre of what we do.
Richard is the owner of Moons Solicitors, and has specialised in personal injury claims on behalf of injured people for over 20 years. He is one of only two solicitors currently working in Peterborough to hold the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation.
He set up Moons in April 2020 when leading Peterborough firm Hunt and Coombs, where he was a senior solicitor, decided to stop taking on new personal injury work.
He was born and grew up in Peterborough, and attended the University of Warwick and De Montfort University in Leicester. He qualified as a Legal Executive before going on to qualify as a Solicitor. He began work in Peterborough, spending five years at Buckles, before working for ten years at leading Cambridge firm Taylor Vinters, and then international firm Slater and Gordon when they took over Taylor Vinters' personal injury department. After a short time working independently through virtual firm Scott-Moncrieff and Associates, he moved to Hunt and Coombs where he worked for five years, before establishing Moons in 2020.
Richard has spent his entire career working for injured people, and has extensive experience of claims all the way from simple, straightforward injuries up to life-changing and fatal accidents. He has a special interest in claims involving psychiatric injuries and chronic pain disorders. He is a recommended lawyer in the 2020 Legal 500 national guide to law firms.
Away from work, Richard is a family man, and he also enjoys cycling and painting, and is secretary of his local art group. He is a councillor on Ailsworth Parish Council.
Abubakar is a solicitor and joined Moons in April 2021.
He was born and grew up in Peterborough, attending the Kings School where he completed his GCSEs and A levels. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University in law and accounting, before completing his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law Birmingham, receiving a commendation.
After the completion of his studies Abubakar commenced his training contract at A & G Legal Advocates, a criminal defence firm in Camden, London. He then returned to Peterborough and completed the remainder of his training contract with Solomon Law, where he qualified as a Solicitor in December 2012. He remained with Solomon Law until 2020, becoming a director of the firm, and specialising in criminal defence, family law and personal injury. He has also worked at Peterborough firm BD Solicitors as a consultant in their criminal defence department.
Outside of work Abubakar enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.
How to Find Us
We are based at Asset House, which is opposite the main Peterborough Police Headquarters at Thorpe Wood. We have car parking available for visitors, and our office is on the ground floor and accessible to wheelchairs and people with restricted mobility. Thorpe Wood bus stop is nearby, served by the Citi 2 service every 12 minutes. It is near the Thorpe Wood roundabout which is the junction of the A47 Soke Parkway, the Nene Parkway and Bretton Way. You can easily get to us from Peterborough Railway Station by taxi (about five minutes) or using the Citi 2 bus from the adjacent Queensgate Bus Station.
If you would like to come to see us we would recommend you contact us to arrange an appointment.