Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Leading the way in regulatory expertise.

Our professional discipline and regulatory law team has the depth of experience to make accurate and considered judgement calls for you. We recognise the critical importance of carefully balanced advocacy in the regulatory context and understand the reputational risk for your organisation or for you as an individual.

Our impressive expertise in the wider regulatory context is spearheaded by our exceptional and leading position in the field of police misconduct. We get to the heart of the issue using our unparalleled experience.

With a strong presence across the board on all regulatory issues, our barristers represent regulators, companies and individuals in all aspects of regulatory law including professional discipline, civil claims, public inquiries and inquests. We also represent individuals and companies in Health and Safety prosecutions.

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Our rigorous understanding of professional discipline and regulatory law means we can apply our expertise to individual circumstances in different contexts quickly and efficiently, saving time and providing you with immediate reassurance.

We draft “Friskies” schedules, appear in contested hearings and, where necessary, secure the best outcome under the relatively recent sentencing regime. Our work in this area is largely underpinned by our formidable strengths in inquests, inquiries and personal injury work.

Our expertise is further bolstered by the fact that we have helped to conduct interviews for panel members to sit in regulatory hearings for CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). Accredited team members also regularly act as legal assessors in the Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Dental Council.

We support a wide range of clients from areas including:

  • Healthcare
  • the Ministry of Communities
  • the Highways Agency
  • the Competition and Markets Authority
  • the Bar Standards Board
  • the Church of England
  • Ofgem
  • the Financial Reporting Council

Contact our outstanding clerking team to discuss how we can help. We’re here to reassure you that we can provide the best support.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

Professional Discipline & Regulatory Expertise

Commercial sectors including energy and pharmaceuticals

Competition and Markets Authority


Healthcare – including hospitals, care homes, nursing and midwifery and mental health provision

General Dental Council

Trading Standards

Professional Discipline & Regulatory Barristers

King's Counsel

Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Samantha Leek KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2012

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2023

Charlotte Ventham KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2024

Juniors (10+ years)

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Simon Walsh

Call 1987

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

Barnabas Branston

Call 1999

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Jonathan Landau

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Olivia Checa-Dover

Call 2007

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Amy Clarke

Call 2010

Sarah Taylor

Call 2014

Juniors (under 10 years)

David Messling

Call 2017

Zander Goss

Call 2017

Door Tenants

John Bassett

Call 1975

5 Essex Chambers barristers are “hugely knowledgeable and experienced”

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John Goss appears in significant FOIA case on police misconduct.

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On 21 January 2021, PC Jonathan Broadhead activated his taser against a 10-year-old child in her home,…

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We are delighted to have won 2 prestigious awards at the Chambers UK Bar awards…

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