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Professional Misconduct

"Very thorough in the advice given and nothing has been too much trouble."

Chambers UK 2020

"One of the main sets for regulatory law in the Midlands."

Legal 500 2020

"Excellent strength in depth."

Legal 500 2019

No5 Barristers’ Chambers brings together an extensive team of practitioners in this area. Once instructed, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for the client, regardless of the obstacle.

We believe that all professionals should demand the highest level of representation. Many of our team are KC’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.

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.

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We also have substantial experience in assisting members of all professions, including 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. Due to this, team members are instructed in the highest profile cases nationwide. All team members have a strong and accomplished background in advocacy as a prerequisite.

In the Coroner’s Court, we have specialists who conduct the most high-profile inquests. We recognise that the Coroner’s 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.

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Professional Misconduct Barristers

Adrian Keeling KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2011

Michael Duck KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2011

Michelle Heeley KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2017

Mark Kelly KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2021

Harpreet Sandhu KC

Call 2005 | Silk 2022

Ian Bridge

Call 1988

Colin Banham

Call 1999

Sharon Bahia

Call 2000

Sarah Allen

Call 2005

Simon Hunka

Call 2007

Philip Dayle

Call 2012

Lucy Coulson

Call 2013

Professional Misconduct Clerks

Chris Norman

Practice Director, Regulatory

Chris Mitchell

Practice Director, Regulatory

Craig Nicholls

Practice Director, Regulatory

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

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Clerk Team

Chris Mitchell

Practice Director, Regulatory

07496 197192

Craig Nicholls

Practice Director, Regulatory

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

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