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2 Hare Court

Professional Discipline

10 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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2 Hare Court is a leading chambers which is home to savvy practitioners who tend to defend in disciplinary matters. The barristers are able to draw upon their strong criminal law backgrounds when operating in this space. They are admired for their adroit representation of professionals and regulators in medicine and veterinary medicine, as well as the police and financial services. Areas of particular experience include allegations of substandard clinical practice, and sexual misconduct cases, including those with a criminal element.

Client service:

"The clerks are highly organised and responsive. They always make time to organise the calls you need and are flexible in terms of organising conferences." "I really rate Louis Lockwood - he's flexible and amenable while being a good promoter of the juniors at the set, which is a quality I respect in a clerk." Julian Campbell is the director of clerking.

Strengths:

Andrew Colman
Andrew Colman is recognised for his adept defence of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in major fitness-to-practise cases. His varied practice regularly sees him prosecuting on behalf of the Teaching Regulation Agency. He is also experienced at representing practitioners in inquests, and is adept at handling judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals.
"A very experienced barrister. Great at distilling the main issues and he has a very good eye for detail." "He's meticulous in his preparation and knows all the details. His skills in preparing clients for hearings are brilliant. He identifies all of the pitfalls in advance."
Recent work: Appeared for the General Pharmaceutical Council in two-week fitness-to-practise proceedings against a pharmacist who was alleged to have made anti-Semitic and offensive remarks while leading an annual pro-Palestinian rally in London.

Strengths:

Ben Rich
Ben Rich defends and prosecutes before a range of regulatory bodies including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, GMC, General Optical Council and Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. He is recognised for his deft handling of cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct and dishonesty. In addition to acting in disciplinary proceedings he handles criminal cases and judicial reviews.
"He is very well prepared and provides very clear advice. Skilfully pre-empts issues and provides workable solutions. Provides updates at appropriate junctures and is highly responsive." "A sharp mind, brilliant communicator and trusted counsel." "A very thoughtful barrister who is highly accurate. He has immense attention to detail and is easy to work with."
Recent work: Acted in a fitness-to-practise investigation into the conduct of a doctor who admitted to punching and slapping his wife on separate occasions.

Strengths:

Christopher Geering
Christopher Geering has a strong reputation in the professional disciplinary sphere. He focuses on the medical profession, and tends to represent registrants in disciplinary proceedings of the GMC, GDC and other regulators. He has additionally presented a number of cases on behalf of RICS.
"He's really slick, well prepared and knowledgeable." "Extremely clever, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of regulatory case law." "Christopher is a phenomenal barrister. He's really easy to work with and makes himself available. He's very thoughtful, thorough and extremely good at working with all levels of stakeholders."
Recent work: Acted for an NHS dentist before the GDC regarding accusations he had submitted inappropriate claims for many years, intentionally misdating claim forms.

Strengths:

Christopher Gillespie
Christopher Gillespie acts for medical practitioners in regulatory proceedings, with experience in the workings of the GDC and GMC. He also acts in prosecutions for other regulators, including the GOC and the General Osteopathic Council.
"He's delightful, very experienced and unruffled, and thoroughly prepared." "He is very well prepared, robust and has a lovely manner in his advocacy that is very persuasive." "Extremely professional and excellent with clients. He's a really polished and very professional barrister."
Recent work: Acted for a dentist in defence of proceedings concerning alleged hygiene infractions and workplace bullying.

Strengths:

Marios Lambis QC
Marios Lambis possesses particular expertise in the field of healthcare regulation. He is a popular choice for the defence of medical practitioners, regularly appearing in GMC fitness-to-practise hearings as well as associated criminal cases. He is skilled at defending allegations of dishonesty and clinical incompetence.
"A really good advocate who is very confident in court and good with juries and difficult doctors. He's got a very level head when it comes to public clients." "Charming and urbane, good with nervous clients. He's an excellent advocate who is thorough in his preparations, a good strategic thinker and well liked by his clients." "Hugely experienced with a nice advocacy style. He is well respected by tribunals."
Recent work: Acted for a consultant anaesthetist accused of claiming public funds while working in the private sector.

Strengths:

Mike Rawlinson
Mike Rawlinson is an experienced barrister with a background in criminal law who focuses on acting for police officers in misconduct hearings and appeals as well as inquests. In disciplinary proceedings he also acts on behalf of healthcare practitioners.
"He has very good attention to detail, gets back to you really quickly and provides sound judgement and analytical thinking." "He is very good at explaining processes and managing expectations. He is quick to respond to calls and queries. A very experienced advocate and a pleasure to deal with."
Recent work: Acted for a police officer defending gross misconduct accusations and dismissal, after allegedly using excessive force and assaulting a juvenile detainee.

Strengths:

Sarah Przybylska
Sarah Przybylska acts for an extensive range of healthcare and veterinary professionals before regulators such as the GMC, GDC and RCVS. She is noted for her appellate work and is also regularly called upon to coordinate complex investigations on behalf of regulators.
"She is able to present difficult advice to clients in a palatable way. She gives practical advice and is thorough and diligent." "An incredibly agile barrister who is intelligent and brilliant to work with." "Very able, thorough in her preparations and a talented advocate. She is also approachable and able to build an excellent rapport with clients. Her written submissions are impressive."
Recent work: Acted for a consultant at the MPTS in a matter arising from their conviction for quasi-voyeurism while overseas. Successfully persuaded the tribunal that the offences arose from a mental health crisis, and the tribunal found no impairment.

Strengths:

Stephen Brassington
Stephen Brassington is an outstanding advocate with a varied practice, focusing particularly on the defence of medical professionals. He has experience appearing in disciplinary proceedings brought by the GMC and GDC, as well as at inquests. He also represents the Football Association and the General Optical Council in prosecutions.
"His reputation in terms of cross-examination is completely legendary. He knows how to work a panel." "He's a stalwart of GDC work; there's no case or experience he hasn't come across. A very strong advocate who's aggressive but takes the right points, is good with clients and has a very strong reputation for fighting their corner." "If you want to pull a rabbit out of a hat he's the barrister for you: he deals with very complex and difficult cases and gets really good results."

Strengths:

Tom Day
Tom Day is an approachable barrister with experience in a wide variety of professional discipline cases, especially in the healthcare sector. He regularly defends practitioners before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and also prosecutes on behalf of the Football Association, GDC and General Optical Council.
"He's great with the clients, very good in terms of his submissions and persuasive before committees." "Provided sound practical advice and turned requests around quickly. A real team player who impressed the client with his approach."
Recent work: Acted for a registrant accused of cheating during an MRCP exam.

Strengths:

Vivienne Tanchel
Vivienne Tanchel is a highly versatile barrister who acts for both registrants and regulators covering a broad spectrum of professions, focusing on medicine but also taking in accountancy and other areas. She has experience in highly consequential proceedings, in particular those relating to sexual misconduct.
"She's quite fierce in tribunal but brilliant with members. She's a very bright barrister and gets to the nub and heart of issues." "She is able to skilfully manage difficult clients and witnesses while balancing the right level of firmness and empathy. She is very responsive and well prepared." "She's utterly brilliant."

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Andrew Colman
Band 1
Christopher Geering
Band 2
Christopher Gillespie
Band 5
Mike Rawlinson
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