Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson

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Richard Tyson is recognised for his expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017

Professional Discipline - The Regions (Bar) - Band 2


Recognised for his advocacy in healthcare-related professional discipline matters, including both the defence and prosecution of healthcare professionals. He is also experienced in prosecuting on behalf of the GMC, and advocating for clients before Fitness to Practise Panels.
Recent work: Acted for the GMC in GMC v Dr Grant, a case concerning a GP's involvement in a child sexual abuse case.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Professional Discipline - The Regions (Bar) - Band 2


Reputed in medical and social care disciplinary actions. He frequently prosecutes before the Care Standards Tribunal and the GMC

Strengths: "He is a solid practitioner who fights for his clients but in an articulate way." "He's a bright and astute advocate who doesn't take stupid points."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Professional Discipline – The Regions

Richard Tyson of 3PB Barristers regularly prosecutes fitness to practise cases on behalf of the GMC.
Expertise: "He deals with a difficult case with aplomb."
Recent work: Represented the GMC at the Court of Appeal in relation to disciplinary proceedings against a doctor who faced a number of allegations, including accusing a mother of murdering her child.

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014.

Professional Disciplines – The Regions

Richard Tyson of 3PB Barristers has a strong reputation in the medical and social care disciplinary sector. He regularly prosecutes before the GMC and the Care Standards Tribunal.

Richard Tyson was recommended by Chambers and Partners Directory 2013 for his professional discipline expertise at the London Bar. Richard  "knows what he is doing" when it comes to medical and social care disciplinary cases and is "impeccably fair" according to sources. He frequently prosecutes before the GMC and the Care Standards Tribunal".

Richard was also recommended by Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2012: "Richard Tyson of 3PB Barristers received due recognition for the quality of his work before the GMC and the Care Standards Tribunal. His client care skills are described  are descried as “exceptional” and solicitors “look forward to instructing him”.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Richard Tyson is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors
Richard Tyson - He presents with great skills and sensitivity


Richard Tyson is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors
Richard Tyson - He has excellent client communication skills

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors
Richard Tyson - He has excellent client communication skills

Richard Tyson is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2014 for his expertise in the South Eastern Circuit for his Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence expertise. 
3PB’s Richard Tyson - “A clinical negligence specialist who principally represents claimants in cases involving severe injuries.”

Richard Tyson is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2013/14 for his expertise in the Western Circuit for his Family expertise at the Bar. "3PB’s Richard Tyson is ‘a master of his brief’."


Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Acting principally for Claimants, Richard Tyson’s clinical negligence practice has long complemented his principal practice in healthcare regulation.

His current cases include :

One against London’s leading children’s hospital where a child developed a stroke, leading to significant disability, in the course of an operation to correct the shape of her head. Negligence is alleged against the consultant paediatric neurosurgeon who conducted the operation using a novel approach.

Another against a major London teaching hospital where, following a Serious Untoward Incident Investigation report, liability is not in issue, but the assessment of damages is a real challenge in light of the client’s other medical conditions and financial circumstances. The negligence is alleged against a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and his team.

In a third current case Richard is acting for a consultant radiologist who is accused by his Trust of over claiming for the interpretation of scans out of his contracted hours. Having in the recent past prosecuted a fraud case involving a consultant for the GMC at a Fitness to Practise Panel, Richard’s familiarity with NHS consultant’s Job Plans and the workings of the NHS Counter Fraud Service have proved of great value.

Richard’s expertise in handling cases, including brain damage cases, with a plethora of experts is a particular specialty – both within and without the Rehabilitation Code.

Notable Cases

  • Kenth v Heimdale Hotel Investments Ltd [2001] TLR 3 July 2001 CA - (on acceleration of pre-existing back condition)
  • Staples v West Dorset District Council [1995] 93 LGR 536 CA - (on liability for a injured visitor to a public open space - the Cobb at Lyme Regis)

Richard is a Recorder with a “civil ticket”, which involves trying multi-track personal injury actions. He has also lectured to solicitors and other professional bodies on personal injury and healthcare regulatory matters. 

News

September 17 2015:

3PB’s expertise recognised by bumper rankings in Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 ...read more


May 5 2015:

3PB supports charity walk for the poor and vulnerable in our society ...read more


April 20 2015:

Richard Tyson, 3PB barrister, successfully obtains qualification in chainsaw usage and tree felling ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

BA (Exon)

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Recorder in crime, civil and private family law
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Head of Chambers of 3PB for 9 years until October 2013

Professional Bodies

  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA)