Professional Discipline Barristers
Professional disciplinary lawyers, specialist barristers advising on all issues surrounding investigations and tribunals. 0844 272 2322.
St Pauls Chambers professional disciplinary lawyers are recognised legal experts specialising in conduct of all professional regulation. Our Leeds Lawyers have tremendous experience in the following areas of work.
Solicitors Disciplinary. Members of Chambers have represented a number of firms of solicitors and individual partners and other members of staff faced with investigations by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Advice has been given to major law firms, medium size practices and sole practitioners on a range of issues that include acting with integrity, acting in the best interests of clients, and various compliance issues including conflicts of interest, self reporting, mortgage fraud and financial services.
General Medical Council. A number of cases before both the Interim Orders Panel [IOP] and the Fitness To Practise [FTP] Tribunal have been conducted by members of Chambers. These include highly contested hearings involving allegations of dishonesty and clinical underperformance where the panel has drawn back from erasure following detailed representations.
Police Disciplinary. Chambers is a recognised leader in the field of police misconduct hearings with experience under the 1999, 2004 and 2008 Police (Conduct) Regulations. Chambers have a number of advocates who possess the range of skills necessary to advise and represent police officers in criminal and misconduct proceedings, including experience of major investigations conducted by the IPCC and deaths in custody.
Financial Services Authority. Chambers have represented a number of IFAs in both criminal and disciplinary proceedings. Prosecutions have been contested around the country where deposit taking and collective investments schemes have been investigated. A recent success before the Regulatory Decisions Committee [RDC] in a substantial case involving self certification mortgages is one of only two to have been withdrawn following representations.
Accountants. Following involvement in serious fraud cases over twenty years, members of Chambers have become familiar with accounting rules and principles and have represented accountants before the Chartered Institute of Accountants of England and Wales disciplinary committee. One member of the team is a member of the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board [AADB], the body that investigates and where appropriate holds disciplinary tribunals in public interest cases.
Nursing and Midwifery. Nurses and midwives account for the largest group of healthcare professionals. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) provide the regulatory guidance to apply standards and judge fitness to practise. St Pauls provides legal advice and representation to nurses and midwives on all matters before the Nursing and Midwifery Council including, fitness to practise, impairments, competence and physical or mental ill health. The service we provide to our clients also crosses over other disciplines such as clinical negligence, nursing injury and employment law advice.