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:
Members of the team also act as legal assessors.