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2 Bedford Row

Professional Discipline

4 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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2 Bedford Row is noted for its defence-side professional disciplinary work in a number of sectors, and as a result members are sought after by numerous professionals such as lawyers, doctors, accountants and police officers. Barristers from the chambers are au fait with the regulatory framework of the GDC, GOC, SRA and many other professional authorities.

Client service:

"The client service that they provide is nothing short of exemplary. They treat you as if you are their only client and nothing is too much." "The set is a well-oiled machine, from the clerks to its barristers; they just work brilliantly together, and it shows in the standard of results they achieve and the set's continued pool of regular clients. They will always actively seek available counsel, sometimes at very short notice." John Grimmer is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Ian Stern QC
Ian Stern QC is an exceptional advocate offering expertise across numerous fields of regulation. He is particularly noted for his adroit representation of healthcare professionals before regulatory bodies such as the GMC, GDC and General Optical Council. He also has notable experience of defending police officers.
"He's really excellent, in my view the best professional discipline defence silk around who just does complex, high-profile cases."

Strengths:

Mark Milliken-Smith QC
Mark Milliken-Smith QC specialises in the areas of healthcare and sporting regulation. He also handles disciplinary cases in the legal and financial services sectors. He typically defends individuals in high-profile disciplinary actions before regulatory bodies and courts.
"An eminently sensible barrister."
Recent work: Defended a solicitor against the SRA following conviction for stalking.

Strengths:

Sam Thomas
Sam Thomas is noted for his expertise in healthcare regulatory proceedings, acting for both regulators and professionals. His broad practice sees him acting for and against bodies such as the GMC, GDC and GOC.
"Working with Sam is easy. He's highly knowledgeable, approachable and has the ability to foresee issues and arguments early on and provide detailed, sound advice." "A very hard-working, sensible, pragmatic barrister and a safe pair of hands."
Recent work: Acted for the GDC in the prosecution of a dentist accused of having sex with a patient hours after completing a course of cosmetic treatment. The case hinged on whether the complainant was still a current patient at the time of the encounter.

Strengths:

Timothy Kendal
Timothy Kendal is an experienced barrister who is capable of acting for a wide array of professionals in disciplinary cases. He routinely represents individuals in the legal and accountancy sectors at first instance and appeal.
"Superb delivery. Any defendant would be delighted to be represented by him."

Professional Discipline

2 Bedford Row

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2 Bedford Row

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Ian Stern QC
Band 1
Mark Milliken-Smith QC
Band 4

Juniors

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Sam Thomas
Band 5
Timothy Kendal
Band 4