Deans Court Chambers is 'one of the leading chambers' in the professional disciplinary space. Elizabeth Dudley-Jones has a strong practice that focuses on advising health care regulators in disciplinary cases and is involved in a lot of work involving the General Medical Council, as well as formally being appointed to prosecute cases for the Health and Safety Executive in 2020. Recently Dudley-Jones acted in Civil Aviation Authority v Richard Wood, which involved the successful prosecution of a pilot who landed his aircraft at an airport when it was closed due to coronavirus restrictions. Peter Horgan is another 'safe pair of hands' and is also regularly instructed by the GMC. Mary O’Rourke QC and Peter Atherton are other key names to note.
Professional disciplinary law in Regional Bar
Deans Court Chambers
‘Excellent – A number of excellent barristers and a chambers I have always enjoyed working with.’
‘One of the leading chambers nationally in the field of professional regulation. Regularly instructed by the General Medical Council.’
‘Always provides an alternative if the first choice counsel is not available.’
‘Excellent service – Matt Gibson particularly approachable and organised. Louie Morrisey also very helpful.’
‘Clerking services are excellent.’
‘Clerks are all quick to respond and pleasant to deal with.’
Exchange Chambers is an ‘excellent set‘ for professional disciplinary law, with ‘ample of experienced barristers in this field‘. Richard Littler QC defends Police Federation members before misconduct tribunals and in appeals. Moving the medical context, Jason MacAdam and Nicholas Walker are also noted and both deploy considerable experience representing healthcare professionals.
‘Exchange Chambers is a strong set, with depth of experience, particularly for GMC work representing doctors.’
‘Nick Buckley is a fantastic clerk who is very easy to get along with and provides an excellent service. ‘