What We Do…
- Professional Discipline
- Health and Safety
- Sports Law
- Civil Asset Recovery/Forfeiture
- Financial Services Regulation
- Coroners Inquests
- Public Inquiries
- Judicial Review
- Environmental Enforcement
- Military Law
2 Bedford Row Ranked is ranked as a leading set in Professional Discipline by both Legal 500 2012 and Chambers and Partners 2012 commenting:
"This set climbs the rankings this year in recognition of its sterling efforts and the esteem in which it is held in the field of professional discipline. The barristers undertake disciplinary hearings on behalf of and against leading professionals in the fields of accountancy, financial services, medicine, law, police and sports."
Members of Chambers are instructed by individuals, defence organisations and regulatory bodies to appear before the following tribunals:
· The General Medical Council (GMC);
· The General Dental Council (GDC);
· The General Optical Council (GOC);
· The General Social Care Council (GSCC);
· The General Chiropractic Council (GCC);
· The British Psychological Society (BPS);
· The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA);
· The Accountancy and Actuarial Disciplinary Board (AADB);
· The FSA's Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC);
· The Financial Services and Markets Tribunal - now the Upper Tribunal (FINMET);
· The Football Association (FA);
· The Rugby Football Union (RFU);
· The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC); and
· The Police Disciplinary Tribunal (PDT).
Members of Chambers regularly defend in cases before tribunals including the GMC, GOC, FA, RFU and BBBC and are instructed to present cases on behalf of the GDC and the AADB. Members of Chambers have acted both for and against the FSA in complex cases before the Markets Tribunal and Regulatory Decisions Committee. Individuals also appear as legal advisors to committees of the GMC, NMC, GSCC and the GCC.
Barristers in Chambers are also instructed by the Police Federation in cases involving the prosecution of police officers for disciplinary and criminal offences and appear in inquests arising out of police shootings. Recent work has encompassed officers facing charges concerning the improper use of police intelligence, the supply of drugs, perverting the course of justice, assault, dangerous driving in the course of duty and sexual misconduct.