Professional Discipline

“3RB are without doubt the pre-eminent set for police law/police discipline.”

Legal 500 2022

"A strong set with great quality at all levels of seniority."

Legal 500 2022

"The chambers is filled with first-class advocates."

Chambers UK 2022

“Barristers at this set are particularly adept at handling high public interest cases..."

Chambers UK 2021

“Chambers can boast an increasingly sophisticated pool of expertise in proceedings involving medical professionals.”

Chambers UK 2021

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

“Barristers at this set are particularly adept at handling high public interest cases pertaining to the use of force by police officers, and those dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct.“  Chambers UK 2021

“Chambers can boast an increasingly sophisticated pool of expertise in proceedings involving medical professionals.”  Chambers UK 2021

“Nothing is too much trouble for the clerks.  We get a truly first-class service from them.”   Chambers UK 2021

“Three Raymond Buildings has a distinguished professional discipline practice.”  Chambers UK 2019

“Excellent Set”.  Legal 500 2020

Professional Discipline barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Richard Horwell KC

Call: 1976 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Richard Horwell KC

Trevor Burke KC

Call: 1981 / Silk: 2001

Barrister - Trevor Burke KC

Michael Bromley-Martin KC

Call: 1979 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - Michael Bromley-Martin KC

Simon Farrell KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell KC

Patrick Gibbs KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Patrick Gibbs KC

Helen Malcolm KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm KC

John Hardy KC

Call: 1988 / Silk: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy KC

Stephen Walsh KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Stephen Walsh KC

Hugh Davies OBE KC

Call: 1990 / Silk: 2013

Barrister - Hugh Davies OBE KC

James Hines KC

Call: 1982 / Silk: 2015

Barrister - James Hines KC

Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2016

Barrister - Jonathan Ashley-Norman KC

Alisdair Williamson KC

Call: 1994 / Silk: 2017

Barrister - Alisdair Williamson KC

Richard Wormald KC

Call: 1993 / Silk: 2019

Barrister - Richard Wormald KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

William Emlyn Jones KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - William Emlyn Jones KC

Ben Watson KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Ben Watson KC
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

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

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

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

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ruby Shrimpton

Call: 2018

Barrister - Ruby Shrimpton

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