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Many professions are governed by an official body which can investigate its members for alleged breaches of regulation and instigate disciplinary proceedings based on the findings. Our specialist professional regulation and discipline barristers advise and defend you or your business if you are subject to an investigation or disciplinary action.

Registration with a regulatory body is vital to several professions and many can’t practice at all without it. A governing body can revoke your registration or licence if it finds that you have breached its regulations or that you are no longer fit to practice. We can help a variety of professionals defend against such allegations, such as:

  • Accountants
  • Financial advisers
  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Judges/Arbitrators
  • Surveyors
  • Sports athlete
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Teachers.

Regulatory and disciplinary investigations can be extremely damaging and disruptive to your career or business regardless of the outcome. By representing you throughout the process, we can reduce the impact to your livelihood and professional reputation. We can defend you at tribunals and hearings and appeal to judicial review if you have been treated unfairly.

When under the scrutiny of a regulator, your career, reputation and livelihood could be on the line. We recognise how sensitive these issues tend to be and understand what’s involved in protecting your professional status and reputation. Strategically, we strive to engage with your regulator at an early stage, but if all else fails, we have powerful advocacy skills ready to be deployed on your behalf. Our advice is aimed at limiting the impact these proceedings may have.

Professional Discipline Barristers

For help and advice please contact Professional Discipline Barristers on +44 (0)3333 231 586 or email us.

Frequently asked questions

This will depend on the specifics of your case. You will be able to rely on 3PB’s barristers expert, strong advocacy and presence in the hearing, excellent written advocacy, detailed analysis and telling cross-examination. Our barristers have an outstanding record in a field of practice where the success rate is notoriously low. We pride ourselves […]

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Most professionals work for organisations who operate complaints procedures. These often entail dealing with serious allegations of misconduct or negligence. The professional will often need to be represented independently and businesses must observe basic rules of fair play. The modern requirement to have a complaints procedure is not a mandate to set up kangaroo courts. […]

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3PB’s barristers are expert with different regulators whose approach and practice differs significantly. Your barrister’s detailed understanding of the Code of Conduct, of the realities of practice, of the mental health and financial pressures and of a psychological approach to dispute resolution will be key. What about applications for assistance in wasted costs orders in […]

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Nurses, carers and teachers are frequently in the spotlight – often underpaid, performing the most important work, whose employers are often poorly funded and lacking resources – accused of career-threatening misconduct. This is frequently triggered by a single complaint, can often be a complaint on a flimsy basis and is frequently without due process or […]

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The laws and regulations that govern the professions are intimidating and complex. Often individuals who are subject to investigation have the additional pressures of maintaining both a business and family life, whilst also then having to deal with their defence to allegations brought against them through their professional body. Disciplinary proceedings against individuals can have […]

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Professional Regulation and Discipline Barristers


Joseph Giret KC

Lawyer since 1985

Michael Norman

Lawyer since 1971

William Hansen

Lawyer since 1992

Joshua Dubin

Lawyer since 1997

Gareth Graham

Lawyer since 2006

Sunyana Sharma

Lawyer since 2006

Jennifer Agyekum

Lawyer since 2009

Joseph England

Lawyer since 2011