Richard has a busy practice dealing with matters linked to professional misconduct and regulatory compliance and has developed a strong reputation for the defence of serving Police officers as well as medical professionals and company directors.
Strong attention to detail coupled with an ability to understand the pressures upon those working in regulated sectors gives him the capability to thoroughly and speedily understand the issues in a case and to address the legal requirements they present.
He brings his ability to quickly recognise the key legal issues in any case to the field of misconduct and compliance and this means he is frequently called upon to give advise to those facing such proceedings. His natural ability as an advocate translates well into disciplinary hearings where he is a strong and effective communicator, representative and negotiator.
Recent examples of work in this field include the representation of a police officer accused of an historical conspiracy to defraud before the Crown Court. Defence of a police officer accused of Data Protection Act offences. Appearing at a Special Case Hearing to represent an officer to a tribunal chaired by a Chief Constable. Currently instructed on a private basis to defend a medical professional accused of misconduct. Instructed to prosecute a company director for breach of a fiduciary duty and the commission of fraud against his employer.
Richard Gibbs is happy to have a preliminary conversation with any prospective client with a view to seeing if they would be happy working together.
Member of the Bar Council
Winner of the Inner Temple Lawson Moot 2010-2011
Winner of the University of Birmingham Post Graduate Mooting Cup 2010-2011
Philip R Teichmann Scholar Honourable Society of The Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh and Major Scholar
Honourable Society of The Inner Temple
Criminal Bar Association (CBA)
United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA) British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
Association of Military Court Advocates
Graduate of the University of Dublin, BA(Hons) History and Political Science Graduate Diploma in Law
Birmingham University BPTC College of Law Birmingham (Very Competent)
CPS Advocate Panel - Level 3