Professional Discipline

There is a substantial overlap between the regulatory and employment teams in this particular context. Members of Six Pump Court including Richard Barraclough QC, Nicholas Baldock, Nina Ellin, Gordon Menzies, Nicholas Ostrowski and Mukhtiar Singh undertake work in connection with hearings before Police Disciplinary Tribunals, the General Dental Council, the General Optical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council. This includes acting as legal advisors for Police Disciplinary Tribunals, the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.

As well as this work in the context of the health care industry, members of chambers represent accountants, architects and financial advisers in relation to professional conduct proceedings. David Travers QC and Ian Whitehurst have particular experience and interest in this area.

Our Financial Conduct Team has particular and additional experience in the Discipline of Financial Professionals.

Our Civil & Commercial Team offers a full Companies and Partnerships service, extending to the fiduciary duties of individual directors and partners.

As to the safety issues which may arise alongside professional disciplinary ones, see our Regulatory Team’s Health and Safety work, especially on specialist topics such as Care and Educational Safety, Leisure and Sports Safety, and Fire Safety.