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Richard Hough

Richard Hough

Partner, Head of Commercial & Intellectual Property, Head of Healthcare Sector

0151 600 3302
07772 311 439

Richard is a Partner. He leads our commercial and IP and healthcare sector teams.

A commercial and healthcare regulatory lawyer, Richard advises clients on a broad range of commercial issues including terms of business, purchasing, supply, manufacturing, outsourcing, distribution, agency, franchising and joint venture agreements. He also provides broader business advice on issues such as data protection and e-commerce.

In his role as sector leader, Richard sets our healthcare sector strategy, leads on solutions to the issues faced by our clients and develops our sector talent pool.

Richard gained extensive experience as a pharmacist before entering the legal profession and is extremely well versed in healthcare regulatory issues. He established our healthcare team, which helps clients navigate the complexities of healthcare law, engage with regulatory bodies and protect their commercial interests.

He advises businesses and professionals in the pharmacy market on acquisitions and disposals, NHS pharmacy contract applications, relocations, oppositions, appeals, healthcare regulation and fitness to practise cases.

He has been featured in The Lawyer, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Chemist & Druggist and writes regularly for the Independent Community Pharmacist.

He is classed as a Recommended Lawyer  by The Legal 500, which states that “he really knows his stuff; he listens to his clients and takes a pragmatic approach to matters”.

Richard’s clients include Chemist-4-U, Codeweavers, NorthWest EHealth,, and UK Meds Direct.

Richard joined us in 2008.

As a director of a company which operates a leading online portal that allows patients access to healthcare services, we have relied on Richard Hough’s legal expertise on numerous occasions, especially in our dealings with various regulatory bodies. Demonstrating the benefit of having both legal and pharmaceutical qualifications, we have found him to be very responsive and also very knowledgeable in this complex area of law, leading to a number of positive outcomes. Put simply, we consider him to be the best in the business.

UK Meds Direct Limited

Richard Hough provided significant support and insight into a particularly difficult commercial matter, managing the process and eventually negotiating and drawing up the necessary and essential agreements to achieve the objectives in a favourable manner to the company. Exceptionally able and competent, exuding flair based on confidence and experience, always available, at varying times from 4am until late evening, Richard was also a pleasure to know and deal with.

Quat-Chem Ltd

Richard Hough has been excellent ever since I made my first phone call to Brabners. I couldn't have received better advice and help and had excellent support throughout. I would 100% recommend Richard. His consideration of the finer details was amazing, advising on issues that I would not have thought to have considered myself. Overall, he was very thorough, professional and reassuring throughout, as well as easy to get hold of. I would never hesitate to use Brabners’ services again in the future and I cannot recommend Richard highly enough.

Hampton Chemist

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