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  1. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks
  2. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

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    • Paul Greaney QC - New Park Court ChambersAn excellent communicator, who commands the respect of his peers.’
    • Samuel Green QC - St Paul’s ChambersAn extremely bright and accessible silk, and a master tactician.’
    • John Harrison QC - St Paul’s ChambersHighly regarded for his health and safety work.’
    • Jason Pitter QC - New Park Court ChambersA silk with a calm and assuring approach to cases.’

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

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    • Jeremy Barnett - St Paul’s ChambersHe has great client communication skills.’
    • Sharon Beattie - New Park Court ChambersVery experienced in medical disciplinary matters.’
    • Adam Birkby - New Park Court ChambersNoted for police disciplinary matters.’
    • Olivia Checa-Dover - KBWShe has an exceptionally sharp mind and an eye for detail.’
    • Simon Clegg - Park Square BarristersHe is a very diligent and precise lawyer.’
    • Tom Gent - Park Square BarristersHe can immediately put clients at ease.’
    • Stephen Grattage - Exchange ChambersExperienced in prosecuting serious health and safety matters.’
    • Craig Hassall - Park Square BarristersA strong advocate, who acts with intelligence and calm authority.’
    • Charles Holland - Trinity ChambersHe has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all aspects of licensing law.’
    • Chloe Hudson - New Park Court ChambersAn excellent junior – down to earth, meticulous and user-friendly.’
    • Alun Jones - St Paul’s ChambersHe cuts straight to the relevant issues in a case.’
    • Paul Kirtley - Exchange ChambersHe builds good rapport with clients.’
    • Simon Mallett - KBWHis practice includes police disciplinary matters.’
    • Ros Scott Bell - Trinity ChambersHer craft and oratory skill make her superb to watch in court.’
    • Robert Stevenson - Park Square BarristersAstute, methodical and conscientious.’
    • Anna Wilkinson - Park Square BarristersShe is very good at putting witnesses at ease.’
    • Toby Wynn - KBWHe has a great legal brain.’

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The regulatory practice at Exchange Chambers covers health and safety, and professional discipline matters.

KBW is noted for being ‘very good at police work’, particularly disciplinary matters (including misconduct hearings) and in inquests arising from deaths in police custody. Toby Wynn represented the West Yorkshire Police in a week-long inquest into the death of a young man who had ingested cocaine while being held in police custody.

Members of New Park Court Chambers’ ‘outstanding’ regulatory team act for the General Medical Council (GMC) to prosecute doctors and the Royal College of Nursing to represent nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in cases of professional misconduct. Police disciplinary work is another key area. Samuel Green QC left for St Paul’s Chambers in October 2016.

Park Square Barristers’ members are ‘very good for regulatory matters’, including prosecuting in environmental criminal proceedings. Craig Hassall successfully acted for the prosecution in a gross negligence manslaughter case concerning a fatal reaction to peanuts; the defendant was sentenced in May 2016.

The regulatory team at St Paul’s Chambers is well known for acting in professional disciplinary cases, as well as environmental regulatory and financial services cases. Jeremy Barnett handles high-value financial cases, while Alun Jones has particular expertise in the healthcare regulatory space. Samuel Green QC joined from New Park Court Chambers in October 2016.

Trinity Chambers houses Ros Scott Bell, who specialises in food safety and trading standards cases.

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