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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0667
DX:
444 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.2harecourt.com

Andrew Colman

Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Email:
Web:
www.2harecourt.com/barristers/andrew-colman/
2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)

Position

Andrew Colman is a leading junior of great intellect and experience, held in high esteem for his fairness and integrity and for his particular ability to cut through complex issues of fact or law in order to get to the heart of the matter. He formerly prosecuted some of the GMC’s most serious and substantial cases, but now deploys his expertise in the defence of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. He is regularly instructed in lengthy and complex Fitness to Practise cases. He also acts for and advises regulators (for example, the GOC and the teaching regulator, the NCTL) and registrants in other professions, such as solicitors. Andrew appears regularly in the High Court, on statutory appeals and judicial reviews and ancillary matters. He is well equipped for such work by his previous experience of appellate advocacy, up to the highest levels (Privy Council/ House of Lords) and his past history of practice in extradition.

Career

Called 1980; Lincoln’s Inn; South Eastern Circuit; director of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund 2003-11.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association; Criminal Bar Association.


London Bar

Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Andrew Colman - 2 Hare CourtHis advocacy is smooth, persuasive and firm when required.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

2 Hare Courthas a very wide selection of counsel to offer, who are all very experienced before professional tribunals and the criminal courts’. Much work concerns the defence of medics, but also some work concerning teachers and osteopaths. Andrew Colman represented a GP who received a suspension of only three months for supplying illegal drugs to family members via fake prescriptions to homeless patients. Meanwhile, Christopher Gillespie represented the NCTL in securing adverse findings against a teacher, the only defendant not to have the case against them dropped following publication of a manifesto for an Islamist take-over of state schools in Birmingham, now widely regarded to be a hoax.

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