Professional Discipline

"An excellent set of chambers and one of the go-to sets for regulatory law."

Chambers UK 2020

"3 Raymond Buildings has a distinguished professional discipline practice."

Chambers UK 2019

"The chambers has an extremely good set of high calibre barristers."

Chambers UK 2019

"The clerking is excellent. They provide sensible suggestionis for counsel and they are responsive. Working with them is remarkably easy."

Chambers UK 2019

"Excellent Set."

Legal 500 2020

Our expertise in all aspects of alleged police misconduct is unparalleled. We represent police officers and police authorities in disciplinary, criminal, and public proceedings dealing with offences ranging from allegations of misconduct to corruption and manslaughter.

We are particularly experienced in dealing with high-profile and sensitive cases and have appeared in nearly every significant inquest or public inquiry relating to the conduct of the police in the last twenty years.

Our expertise extends to advising national representative bodies on matters of policy and practice. Hugh Davies QC, is co-author of the leading practitioners’ textbook exclusively dedicated to police discipline, entitled “Police Misconduct, Complaints, and Public Regulation” (OUP 2009).

In addition to our unrivalled reputation for police misconduct work, including Inquests, we are regularly instructed by a wide range of disciplinary authorities and respondents in proceedings dealing with the full spectrum of professional misconduct. In particular, members at all levels of call appear before bodies such as:

  • General Dental Council
  • General Medical Council
  • General Optical Council
  • Health Professions Council
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Professional Conduct Committee of the General Council of the Bar
  • Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority
  • Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Various sports disciplinary tribunals (including British Boxing Board of Control, Football Association, UK Athletics, International Association of Athletics Federations, International Cricket Council, Lawn Tennis Association)

Our first-rate skills as criminal advocates enable us to provide robust representation for our clients in proceedings that may have serious ramifications for their professional reputations and careers. In addition, our vast experience in criminal, regulatory and public law means that we can provide continuity of representation in any related criminal proceedings (including the offence of misconduct in public office), inquests or inquiries or judicial review claims.

Find the right barrister

To find the right professional discipline barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Areas of expertise

Victoria Climbié Inquiry

Undercover Policing Public Inquiry

Westminster Bridge Terrorist Attack

London Bridge Terrorist Attack

7/7 London Bombings

Mark Duggan

Olaseni Lewis

Jean-Charles De Menezes

Ian Tomlinson

Mark Saunders

Professional Discipline barristers

Queen's Counsel

Alexander Cameron QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Alexander Cameron QC

Richard Horwell QC

Call: 1976 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Richard Horwell QC

Trevor Burke QC

Call: 1981 / QC: 2001

Barrister - Trevor Burke QC

Michael Bromley-Martin QC

Call: 1979 / QC: 2002

Barrister - Michael Bromley-Martin QC

James Lewis QC

Call: 1987 / QC: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis QC

Jane Humphryes QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Jane Humphryes QC

Simon Farrell QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell QC

Patrick Gibbs QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs QC

Helen Malcolm QC

Call: 1986 / QC: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm QC

John Hardy QC

Call: 1988 / QC: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy QC

Stephen Walsh QC

Call: 1983 / QC: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh QC

Hugh Davies OBE QC

Call: 1990 / QC: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE QC

James Hines QC

Call: 1982 / QC: 2015

Barrister - James Hines QC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

Call: 1989 / QC: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC

Alisdair Williamson QC

Call: 1994 / QC: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson QC

Richard Wormald QC

Call: 1993 / QC: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald QC

Matthew Butt QC

Call: 2002 / QC: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt QC
Junior Barristers

Richard Atchley

Call: 1977

Barrister - Richard Atchley

Neil Saunders

Call: 1983

Barrister - Neil Saunders

Ben Summers

Call: 1994

Barrister - Ben Summers

Saba Naqshbandi

Call: 1996

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi

William Emlyn Jones

Call: 1996

Barrister - William Emlyn Jones

Edmund Gritt

Call: 1997

Barrister - Edmund Gritt

Ailsa Williamson

Call: 1997

Barrister - Ailsa Williamson

Kevin Baumber

Call: 1998

Barrister - Kevin Baumber

Guy Ladenburg

Call: 2000

Barrister - Guy Ladenburg

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Stuart Biggs

Call: 1999

Barrister - Stuart Biggs

Sarah Le Fevre

Call: 2001

Barrister - Sarah Le Fevre

Ben Watson

Call: 2002

Barrister - Ben Watson

Luke Ponte

Call: 2003

Barrister - Luke Ponte

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

Kitty St Aubyn

Call: 2010

Barrister - Kitty St Aubyn

John Greany

Call: 2012

Barrister - John Greany

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Eva Niculiu

Call: 2013

Barrister - Eva Niculiu

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

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