John Smith

Professional Disciplinary Proceedings Barristers

Professional Disciplinary Proceedings Team

The Professional Disciplinary Proceedings team provides a specialised service in disciplinary body investigations and associated tribunal hearings. As one of the UK's most successful and respected Chambers, you can rely on us to offer expert advice and defend your interests at all times.

Members of the team regularly appear before tribunals, performers list committees, the High Court and Court of Appeal.

The laws and regulations that govern the professions are intimidating and complex. Often individuals who are subject to investigation have the additional pressures of maintaining both a business and family life, whilst also then having to deal with their defence to allegations brought against them through their professional body.  Disciplinary proceedings against individuals can have a devastating effect on the individual’s career and the business concerned.

We provide plain and constructive specialist advice from the outset on a wide range of issues such as consent, record keeping, relationships with patients, criminal offences, standards of treatment, ethics, the management of patients, complaints unconnected to professional practice, standards and training, advertising, Care Quality Commission issues, language difficulties, health issues and competence.

The team frequently advise clients in relation to investigations by the following professional bodies:

  • Solicitors' Regulatory Authority (SRA)
  • Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) 
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • General Optical Council (GOC)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) 
  • General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
  • General Osteopathic Council (GOC)
  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Complimentary and natural healthcare council (CNHC)
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Architects Registration Board

Members of the team also act as legal assessors.

Contact us

For more information please call our clerks on
020 7832 0500 or Email »

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