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Deans Court Chambers

Chambers of Michael Hayton QC

Work 0161 214 6000
Fax 0161 214 6001
Manchester, Preston

Elizabeth Dudley-Jones

Work 0161 214 6000
Deans Court Chambers (Chambers of Michael Hayton QC)


Elizabeth is regularly instructed in regulatory cases arising from alleged failures in the workplace, often where death or personal injury has resulted. She appears in cases where professional disciplinary, healthcare or medical related allegations arise. She has considerable experience in inquests, representing a wide number of local authorities, healthcare regulators (Care Quality Commission), individuals and families. She has 18 years experience in defending cases before juries and prosecuting cases before professional panels and tribunals. Her principle specialism relates to medical and healthcare law, involving professional negligence and professional discipline. She has been included on the General Medical Council‚Äôs preferred list of counsel for over 13 years. She regularly successfully prosecutes high profile cases for the GMC before the MPTS Fitness to Practice Panels. She has a wide experience in professional discipline cases (often linked to inquests and employment) and she has conducted cases before various tribunals, trusts and professional bodies. She continues to defend in criminal cases of the utmost gravity, such as rape and murder, particularly those with vulnerabilities, learning difficulties and mental disorders, with a notable success rate. She has a wide experience in the Coroner‚Äôs Court and has acted in a number of cases and inquests. Her broad medical knowledge and jury experience assists her to obtain good results for her client. She has a keen interest in health and safety and environmental law and has successfully prosecuted and defended cases for local authorities in the environmental and healthcare fields. She is currently recommended and listed in the directories as ‚Äėa professional and persuasive advocate‚Äô (Crime); ‚Äėa safe pair of hands to coax and confront in cross-examination‚Äô (regulatory, health and safety, and licensing). and as having ‚Äėwide-ranging expertise of workplace and environmental regulation‚Äô.


Called 1997; Inner Temple; Marshall Hall Trust Award (Inner Temple).


CBA; ARDL; MIND; Manchester and District Medico-Legal Society.


Cowbridge School, South Glamorgan; King’s School, Macclesfield; University of Hull (1995 LLB (Hons)); Inns of Court School of Law (1996).


Swimming, walking, cooking.

Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Inquests and inquiries

Within: Leading Juniors

Elizabeth Dudley-Jones - Deans Court Chambers ‚Äė A quietly persuasive advocate who seems to be well-regarded by the judiciary. ‚Äô

Within: Inquests and inquiries

Elizabeth Dudley-Jones at Deans Court Chambers is often instructed in inquests, with a particular focus on custody deaths, often for private providers such as Serco, which runs prisons, and GEOAmey, which transports prisoners.

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Leading Juniors

Elizabeth Dudley-Jones - Deans Court Chambers ‚Äė Fantastic with clients and witnesses. ‚Äô

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Deans Court Chambers is an 'excellent regional set' for regulatory work, with particular specialisms in health and safety, animal welfare and professional discipline. The set is perhaps best known for the latter, with Elizabeth Dudley-Jones recently acting for the General Medical Council in disciplinary cases, in one she successfully prosecuted a GP for grooming and having a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient; during the proceeding the defendant's representatives withdrew and the defendant refused to attend.

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