Sue Sleeman > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Sue has a mixed civil practice covering employment and professional disciplinary/regulatory law.

Her practice is predominantly for Claimants in employment cases, and exclusively on behalf of professionals who face proceedings brought by their regulatory body. She is ranked in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a leading barrister for professional discipline cases.

She is described as “extremely impressive in her determination to fight her client’s corner with great resolve. She is pragmatic, familiar with the jurisdiction, intelligent, and someone who offers realistic points and puts forward her case very attractively.”  Her clients include teachers, police officers, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals and more.

Sue is author of the chapter on the Health and Care Professions Council in Professional Discipline and Healthcare Regulators: a Legal Handbook. She is on the Legal Members Panel of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and a member of the Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers, the Employment Law Bar Association, the Employment Lawyers Association and the Discrimination Law Association.


Year of Call: 2001; Inner Temple. Came to the Bar after 20 years working in local government and for two national trade unions.




Glebelands CSS and Godalming 6th form college; Goldsmith’s College (1982, BA Hon, French); University of London (MSc industrial relations); LSE (1994, personnel management).


Gardening, theatre, music.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sue SleemanDoughty Street ChambersA wonderful client manner and a very caring barrister. This does not mean that Sue shies away from difficult cases, quite the opposite. She is a very effective advocate.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Sue SleemanDoughty Street ChambersWarm demeanour, putting clients at ease from the beginning. Measured and tenacious advocacy, and achieves great results.