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Misconduct & Compliance

No5 brings together the strongest and most extensive team of practitioners in this area. Once instructed we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for the client, regardless of obstacle.

We believe that all professionals should demand the highest level of representation. Many of our team are QC’s or senior juniors. Even the most junior member will enjoy an established reputation for excellence in other disciplines before they are offered. It is our belief that this is an area that demands expertise as well as ability and enthusiasm.

The team is led by Adrian Keeling QC, who is only one of three silks outside of London categorised as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners.

Chambers has unparalleled experience in representing Police officers. Although members have regularly worked in cases involving the Metropolitan Police it is the Constabularies up and down the country that our reputation for strong but sensible representation has been grown with care. It is our experience that our approach of attacking the merits of the case, rather than standing on ceremony, is one that finds favour with any tribunal; be it a jury or a professional body.

We also have substantial experience in assisting members of all professions. This includes Solicitors, Medical Professionals (Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists etc), Teachers and Accountants.

This assistance includes advice on potential problems and how best to avoid them, help with dismissing or diminishing allegations at an early stage, tactical and evidential advice, and advocacy and representation at Hearing if needed.    

We have experience not only at first instance hearings but also on appeal. We have a determination never to give up on a case, and share experience in pursuing cases to the highest level of appeal if needs be to achieve the correct result. As a result team members are instructed in the highest profile cases nationwide. All team members have a strong and accomplished background in advocacy as a pre requisite.

In the Coroner’s Court, we have specialists who conduct the most high profile of Inquests. We recognise that the Coroners Court is an expertise in itself. We can advise to avoid both reputational harm from an Inquest, and also to remove or limit the potential for it to extend to a disciplinary or criminal allegation.

We also have a very strong team who can deal with matters that become an issue for the Criminal Courts. We understand that no case is too small if professional reputation is at risk. We represent professionals in the Magistrates Court as a matter of course, and provide elite representation up to the highest level when allegations such as fraud, manslaughter, and misconduct in public office are made.