Professional Discipline

Our professional discipline barristers are recognised as experts in providing advice and representation to regulators, regulated professionals and regulated entities.

With some of the most experienced Professional Disciplinary barristers at the Bar, our members advise and represent a wide range of sectors and professions, including doctors and other medical/healthcare professionals, solicitors, financial services and professional sports.At Red Lion Chambers our professional discipline barristers are known for delivering pragmatic and client-focused advice and strategy, having an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of this fast-changing area of the law, and for providing advocacy of the highest calibre.

Our professional discipline expertise includes acting for regulators or defending professionals in the following areas:

  • Medical – Members appear on the GMC list of advocates and have extensive experience of appearing before or advising in relation to matters before the:
    • Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service/General Medical Council
    • General Dental Council
    • General Optical Council
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council
    • Health and Care Professions Council
    • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    • General Osteopathic Council
    • General Pharmaceutical Council
    • Care Quality Commission (CQC).
  • Sports – Members have particular expertise in the regulation of both professional and amateur football and horseracing as well as advising more widely on:
    • disciplinary proceedings involving Governing Bodies
    • anti-doping tribunals
    • player-club disputes
    • manager-club disputes.
  • Education –
    • Members of Chambers are routinely instructed by the Secretary of State to represent the interests of complainants in proceedings against teachers at the National Council for Teaching and Learning
    • Members also have expertise in the growing area of University disciplinary proceedings
  • Police – Members have particular expertise in:
    • police disciplinary tribunals
    • internal investigations conducted before the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
  • Legal – Members have previously headed the Bar Council Ethics Commission and are experienced in:
    • Bar Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings
    • SRA investigations
    • SRA adjudications
    • Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proceedings
    • High Court appeals against SRA Interventions.
  • Financial services and accountancy – Members have particular expertise in:
    • ACCA Disciplinary Committees
    • ICAEW Disciplinary Committees