Wendy Hewitt > Chambers of David Josse QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse QC
5 St Andrews Hill
LONDON
EC4V 5BZ
England
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Work Department

Wendy practises in crime, business crime and professional discipline & regulatory law.

Position

Wendy Hewitt’s main practice areas are professional discipline, regulatory and crime.

Wendy has a wealth of expertise in professional disciplinary matters, and regularly represents healthcare professionals and professional disciplinary bodies in cases concerning professional misconduct, lack of competence, physical and mental ill-health, and criminal conviction cases.

Wendy often appears on behalf of registrants at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), General Dental Council (GDC), General Medical Council (GMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), General Optical Council (GOC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Wendy frequently represents professional registrants in disciplinary procedures before their employers, such as hearings before an NHS Trust. She also represents such registrants in criminal proceedings before the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Wendy also frequently appears in shotgun and firearms certificates appeals against the police.

Wendy undertakes a significant amount of regulatory and prosecution work for Local Authorities, particularly in respect of fraud, and also in trading standards, environmental, health and safety (in particular, fatal accident cases) and planning matters. Drawing on her experience as a solicitor and early years in a common law set, Wendy also undertakes some civil, and family work. She has particular expertise in representing police forces in High and County Court proceedings relating to injunctions, disclosure, and forced marriage. She is also instructed to prosecute ASBO and Violent Offender Orders. 

Wendy also has a busy criminal practice, where she prosecutes and defends. She has a wealth of experience across the range of the criminal calendar. Wendy’s instructions include murder, manslaughter, death by dangerous driving, sexual offences, child cruelty, drugs, complex fraud, asset forfeiture and confiscation, perjury and violence. Wendy is well practised in the PII regime.

In addition to London and the South-East, Wendy welcomes instructions in Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Wendy qualified as a solicitor in 1998, and converted to her first love, the Bar in 1999.  As a trainee solicitor at Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells), Wendy gained experience of medical regulation and pharmaceutical regulation.  As a trainee Wendy was seconded to the legal department of the pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme and gained experience of General Medical Council (GMC) work.  This gave Wendy the building blocks for her later successful regulatory and professional disciplinary practice.  

Career

Wendy was called to the Bar in 1999.
General Dental Council (GDC) list of specialist advocates at Band C (10 years and above call).
Grade 4 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutor.
CPS specialist rape and sexual offences prosecution advocate for London, the South-East and the Western circuits.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Wendy Hewitt5 St Andrews HillAn outstanding advocate with well-honed interpersonal skills. Tribunals admire her attention to detail and her approach is always borne of complete preparation, focussed and concise: when Wendy speaks, tribunals listen.