Lydia Barnfather > Chambers of Mark Ellison QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Ellison QC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Lydia is an exceptionally experienced practitioner specialising to a high level in regulatory law and professional discipline. She advises, presents and defends in some of the most complex and high profile and sensitive cases brought on behalf of a wide range of regulatory bodies including all the major healthcare regulators and is repeatedly instructed on matters involving a range of issues including conduct, performance, health as well as procedure. Lydia routinely advises and appears on cases involving the GMC, GDC, GOC, GCC, HCPC, GPhC, and NMC amongst others. She appears before a range of tribunals and before the High Court. Her advisory and appellate work extends to cases for the Professional Standards Authority. She also undertakes work for NHS England, police disciplinary hearings, inquests, and parallel proceedings in the criminal courts representing healthcare and other professionals. She has also advised and appeared in cases involving university disciplinary proceedings, various international healthcare associations and the RCVS.


Called Middle Temple 1992. Since 2004 recommended as Leading Junior in professional discipline by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers and ex Committee Member, Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit.


St Hilda’s College, Oxford (MA Hons English literature); University of Westminster (CPE).



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Lydia BarnfatherQEB Hollis WhitemanShe is a formidable advocate, charismatic, persuasive and extremely well prepared.