Healthcare – Acting for the Professional

“Barristers from this set work in disciplinary proceedings, appeals, inquests, judicial reviews and other matters involving regulatory issues."

Chambers and Partners 2020

We have a specialist team of counsel who undertake complex disciplinary cases on behalf of healthcare professionals.

We represent professionals within the healthcare sphere including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and chiropractors who face criticism, scrutiny or enquiry of their practice by either a regulatory body, appeal tribunal, Coroner’s Court or at the Crown Court.

We have significant experience of defending professionals before regulatory bodies including:

  • General Chiropractic Council
  • General Dental Council
  • General Medical Council
  • General Optical Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

We offer representation during all stages of the disciplinary process, particularly specialising in:

  • Fitness to Practice Panel Hearings
  • Interim Orders Panel Hearings
  • Registration Appeal Panel Hearings
  • Review Hearings
  • Investigative Hearings

We also have experience representing clinicians before the Privy Council and the High Court where an appeal has been brought or an extension is sought, or because the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care is involved.

Owing to our strength in criminal work, we are extremely well placed to offer advice and representation where there is interface between regulatory and criminal law. Barristers also bring their strengths in inquests, inquiries and public law to bear when dealing with healthcare regulation.

 

What the Directories Say

“Barristers from this set work in disciplinary proceedings, appeals, inquests, judicial reviews and other matters involving regulatory issues. They are regularly instructed by individuals working within the healthcare sector and the police, whom they represent in front of various regulatory bodies.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Professional Discipline (The Regions), Chambers and Partners 2020

The Team