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Richard Privett

Richard Privett

7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 0207 227 6708

Richard is a Consultant specialising in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary work, acting on behalf of medical defence organisations, medical and dental practitioners, solicitors and other professionals.

Richard has considerable experience of cases before the Crown Court and before the panels and committees of the General Medical Council and General Dental Council.

“He is an extremely good tactician who will see things that others won’t.” Chambers and Partners 2021

Richard Privett is held in high esteem for his representation of medical and dental professionals. He has considerable experience acting for clients in GMC, GDC and Crown Court proceedings. Chambers and Partners 2020

‘He has immense experience and an almost clairvoyant feeling for the good points and the likely prognosis. Nothing gets past him.’ Chambers and Partners 2018

Richard Privett maintains his high standard of representation in the field of medical practitioners regulation. ‘He impresses us with his canny ability to look through cases and analyse them in such a way that he picks up points that others might miss,’ comments an impressed source. Chambers and Partners 2017

Richard Privett handled the first female genital mutilation case to be prosecuted in the UK under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Sources praise his client relationship skills. Chambers and Partners 2016

Areas of Expertise

Richard is highly regarded for his defence work for healthcare and other professionals. He provides expert advice and representation before the GMC and GDC and in other regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.

He has successfully defended criminal cases in the Crown Court and has assisted doctors and dentists under investigation by NHS Protect.

Client Sectors

Medical defence organisations
Professional regulation