St Paul’s Chambers is recommended for its regulatory practice, dealing with proceedings brought by the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Dental Council.
St Pauls Chambers regulatory barristers are one of the leading sets in the UK conducting professional disciplinary work and also representing companies who appear before various regulatory and disciplinary bodies. We are known as the leading Regulatory set outside of London. A number of our members regularly appear before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Medical Practitioner Tribunal Service and act as legal assessors. A particular strength of chambers is in financial regulation, where senior members have represented Accountants and Actuaries before ACCA, the ICAEW, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and on the previous Board of the Financial Reporting Council Regulator.
Jeremy Barnett, a founding member of St Pauls Chambers, heads the development of the regulatory law team. He made a decision to move into regulatory work in the late 1990s, specialising in trading standards and toy safety, and started off by defending manufacturers of dangerous products – baby walkers, fireworks, toys, and electrical goods, including GHD hair straighteners. This work was conducted around the country, predominately in hearings before magistrates, in cases brought by Local Authority and trading standards authorities.
Members of chambers have appeared in cases involving deposit taking, which have been brought by the Bank of England and The Financial Intermediaries Managers and Brokers Regulatory Association (FIMBRA). When the Securities and Investments Board (SIB) changed to the Financial Services Authority in October 1997, Jeremy Barnett was instructed to prosecute cases involving ponzi schemes for the FSA and later appeared in various cases representing independent financial advisors facing regulatory action, which included hearings before the Regulatory Decisions Committee.
We have a number of barristers who have developed successful practices representing doctors before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and also in inquests. We have represented nurses, dentists and teachers. Jeremy Barnett and Cameron Brown KC sit as Legal Assessors. Simon Myerson KC and Sam Green KC also have a strong reputation in SDT, Police Disciplinary, inquests and other disciplinary Tribunals. Derek Duffy and a number of other members of chambers also regularly appear in hearings before professional regulators.
To find out more on the types of work we undertake or if you need more information on our barristers get in touch with our clerks.
Joint Head of Chambers
Call: 1998 Silk: 2015
Call: 1980 Silk: 2003
Call: 1986 Silk: 2003
Call: 1979 Silk: 2005
Call: 1994 Silk: 2016
Call: 1998 Silk: 2020
Call: 1998 Silk: 2023
Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.
St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.
The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30