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Leading Juniors

Elizabeth Dudley-Jones – Deans Court Chambers ‘Elizabeth knows the health and social care sector inside out from both an entity regulation and professional discipline perspective. She is thorough and always well-prepared, in conference she is excellent at explaining the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s case and devising a collective action plan, and in terms of advocacy, she is eloquent and persuasive before tribunals.’
Nicholas WalkerExchange Chambers 'Nick Walker is excellent!'
Simon Gurney – Lincoln House ChambersSimon is an extremely impressive barrister who has a rapidly expanding reputation in regulatory work. He is a first-class barrister, quick thinker, and a persuasive advocate.'
Ghazan Mahmood – St John’s Buildings 'Ghazan is very good at cross-examination of witnesses and will see opportunities to make applications throughout proceedings where necessary.'
Lee Hughes – Lincoln House Chambers 'Lee is insightful and analytical and gives straightforward, practical advice to clients. He is extremely approachable, always happy to be contacted, and willing to go the extra mile.’

Rising Stars

Anna Chestnutt – Lincoln House Chambers 'Anna is a joy to instruct; her energy, sharp intellect, and industry know no bounds. She is a stand-out advocate who brings her authentic self into the courtroom where she is highly persuasive.'

Professional disciplinary law in Regional Bar

Deans Court Chambers

Deans Court Chambers is praised as ‘one of the leading regulatory sets in Manchester and nationally’. It houses defence and prosecution practitioners who handle complex clinical cases, allegations of dishonesty, sexual misconduct, and more. Elizabeth Dudley-Jones acts for health care and other regulators in regulatory, coronial, and disciplinary cases, and she is also frequently instructed by the General Medical Council and Civil Aviation Authority. Dudley-Jones represented a very senior consultant clinical psychologist who faced serious allegations of an improper relationship with a young inpatient. Peter Horgan was appointed a circuit judge in September 2023.


‘Deans Court is one of the leading regulatory sets in Manchester and nationally. They have established specialists who have been doing this work for a significant amount of time.’

‘The clerks are very good, and with last minute instructions, they are helpful and responsive. Pete Kelly is the standout who is strong at grasping what you require and finding solutions.’

Exchange Chambers

The members at Exchange Chambers handle a wide range of disciplinary and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on police law. Richard Littler KC frequently defends Police Federation members before police misconduct tribunals and police appeal tribunals, as does Nicholas Walker. Jason MacAdam was appointed to the circuit bench in September 2023.

Lincoln House Chambers

Lincoln House Chambers ‘has many superstars, both at the junior and senior ends’. Its members are highly adept at handling cases in tribunals, as well as the Administrative and High Courts, and they act in medical professional disciplinary proceedings before various regulators. Simon Gurney has an established reputation representing members of the healthcare professions, including doctors, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists, police officers, solicitors, teachers, and chartered surveyors. Anna Chestnutt predominately represents nursing professionals before the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


‘David Wright leads by example and continues to be one of the best clerks in the North West.’

‘Ty Price is superb; he is hardworking and enthusiastic about his role, which is refreshing.’

‘Andy McGuiness is a reliable, hardworking clerk who will always do his best.’

‘David Wright runs a tight ship and both Andy McGuiness and Ty Price are stand-out clerks. They are very hands-on and really do go the extra mile when needed.’

‘Lincoln House Chambers are a large set that has strength-in-depth. The set has many superstars, both at the junior and senior ends. They are the number one set in the North.’

‘A superb set who rival any London chambers with the quality of their counsel and backroom team of clerks.’