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Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC

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London, Manchester

Christopher Hamlet

Work 020 7413 0353
23 Essex Street (Chambers of John Price QC and Cairns Nelson QC)


Chris specialises in professional disciplinary and regulatory work.

For Regulators:

Drawing upon a decade of experience in this field, Chris provides advice and representation to the major medical regulators, including the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, General Chiropractic Council and the Health and Care Professions Council.

He has had extensive exposure to a variety of tribunals, from complex fitness to practise hearings to interim order hearings, investigation committees, registration appeals and restoration applications.

He has considerable experience of calling and challenging experts in the field and dealing with vulnerable witnesses.

For Registrants:

Chris has a developing portfolio of defence work. He has successfully defended Solicitors, Nurses and Pharmacists before their respective disciplinary tribunals and has taken appeals of tribunal decisions to the Administrative Court.

Courts Martial:

Chris maintains a personal interest in the Forces having served for six years as an army officer. He now defends servicemen/women at courts martial. He is currently being led by John Price QC in the high profile defence of an RAF A330 pilot involved in a serious airborne incident.

Other work:

Chris is instructed to appear in the High Court for interim order extensions and in the Family Court for third party disclosure matters pursuant to regulatory investigations.

He conducts training for investigators and in-house lawyers on effective investigation, evidence collection and preparation for trial. He has provided training to expert witnesses and performance assessors on preparation for hearings and cross examination.

Chris sits as a legal assessor on the regulatory panel of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


Called 2000.


Honourable Society of Inner Temple, Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.


Cardiff University (1996 LLB); College of Law, Chester (1997 LPC).

London Bar

Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Christopher Hamlet - 23 Essex StreetInstructed to prosecute in medical cases.

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