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23ES (23 Essex Street Chambers)

Professional Discipline

4 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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23ES is a well-established regulatory chambers offering strong expertise in medical, legal and financial services misconduct. The barristers are able to deftly handle the criminal interface arising in such cases, and members are often instructed in cases that set legal precedent. Barristers at the set have recently been involved in R v ACCA, a judicial review concerning rule book changes and their application to a case.

Client service:

"Effortless to work with. The regulatory clerk Daniel Randall in particular deserves mention for going out of his way to understand our needs and meet them." "I was impressed with 23ES due to their combination of responsive clerking, realistic fee structure and having barristers available with the right experience." Chambers director Wayne King is described as "highly responsive, efficient and quick." Outside the normal run of barrister instructions, chambers assists its instructing solicitors by running webinars and client review meetings.

Strengths:

Chris Hamlet
Chris Hamlet is a knowledgeable barrister who manages an expansive regulatory practice which includes a heavy focus on professional discipline cases. In addition to prosecuting for regulators such as the GDC, GMC and General Chiropractic Council, he defends other professionals including solicitors. He also sits as a legal assessor for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
"He has good technical knowledge and advises and assists professional decision makers competently and confidently."
Recent work: Acted for a solicitor in defence of allegations of dishonesty in regard to the progress of a client case, cooperation with a subsequent SRA investigation, completion of indemnity forms and breaches of the Accounts Rules.

Strengths:

Paul Ozin QC
Paul Ozin QC enjoys a formidable reputation for his work on behalf of doctors, dentists and police officers. He is also instructed by regulators, including the GMC, GDC and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He regularly handles statutory appeals as well as disciplinary hearings.
"Paul provides a safe pair of hands in complex cases and is always on top of the detail."
Recent work: Acted for a solicitor in an SRA prosecution alleging lack of integrity relating to entering unlawful client contracts and facilitating third-party loans.

Strengths:

Rebecca Vanstone
Rebecca Vanstone frequently acts for healthcare regulators, in particular the GMC and GDC. She has strong experience in cases relating to misconduct and clinical deficiency.
"She's a hard-working barrister who is always well prepared." "She is quite simply excellent to deal with. She gives straightforward, proportionate advice and is a really good communicator."
Recent work: Acted for the GDC in the prosecution of a dentist accused of over 600 counts of misconduct, relating to 27 patients.

Strengths:

Tim Grey
Tim Grey is a highly experienced professional discipline barrister who acts for both individuals and regulators. He has particular expertise in the regulatory frameworks of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, GMC, GDC and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
"He is very easy to deal with, very knowledgeable and provides very clear, sound advice." "He was responsive, user-friendly and knowledgeable as to the law and procedure with this client." "Very easy to work with and has a keen intellect in this area and insight into its legal and practical issues, meaning he can give practical yet sound legal advice to overcome or mitigate them. He produces written work efficiently and competently."
Recent work: Acted for IPReg in its first disciplinary hearing, a matter surrounding the split of an IP consultancy leaving clients with trade marks at risk.

Professional Discipline

23ES (23 Essex Street Chambers)

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Location

1 Gray's Inn Square

Holborn, London

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5AA

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

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Paul Ozin QC
Band 3

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London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Chris Hamlet
Band 4
Rebecca Vanstone
Band 5
Tim Grey
Band 4