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Professional Discipline

5 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

BLM

Professional Discipline

5 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Distinguished practice group which deals with regulatory and disciplinary matters for a range of clients from its offices in London, Cardiff and Manchester. Primarily assists healthcare professionals before the GMC, GDC and NMC, but also noted for its experience in defending practitioners before the HCPC, GPhC and GOC. Impressive depth of knowledge across related areas such as inquests, criminal proceedings, judicial reviews and regulatory investigations.

Strengths

An impressed client says: "They provide a consistently excellent service, which is demonstrated by their prompt communication which is always professional and detailed. Their ability to dissect and distil complex issues and really get to the core matter is extremely impressive. They really leave no stone unturned when dealing with a case."

Interviewees remark: "The team has a thorough understanding of how regulators work and which points will be impressive, which comes from decades of experience."

Another source highlights: "It is a fantastic, top-notch firm with phenomenal breadth."

Work highlights

Successfully secured an outcome of conditional registration for one year for a dentist facing dishonesty allegations in a GDC professional conduct hearing, despite the allegations being proven.

Notable practitioners

Adam Weston has noteworthy experience in proceedings before an array of healthcare regulators, including the GMC, GDC and HCPC. He is equally adept at assisting professionals facing criminal investigations and inquests, following allegations of manslaughter, sexual assault and dishonesty.
"He is excellent at managing complex healthcare cases across concurrent criminal and professional disciplinary proceedings." "He is very technical, good on the law and all over the details."

Clare Chapman has forged a reputation as one of the most highly reputed experts on professional discipline issues in the healthcare sector. She regularly assists professionals facing regulatory body, hospital trust and police investigations.
"She has a remarkable ability to deal with highly complex matters. She is an extremely knowledgeable and skilful advocate who will always go the extra mile to make sure the client's position is fully explored and properly represented.""She is incredibly committed, has great judgement and is tactically sound."

Jane Lang calls upon significant expertise in the healthcare sector to advise professionals and organisations on a broad spectrum of criminal, regulatory and disciplinary issues. She regularly advises on GMC and GDC proceedings, including appeals by the PSA.
"She has a huge body of experience behind her and she really fights for her clients." "The knowledge and empathy Jane brings to meetings is outstanding, while her written advocacy and presentation of cases are both powerful and persuasive."

Katie Costello demonstrates noteworthy prowess in defending healthcare professionals facing High Court proceedings and tribunal hearings. Her recent work includes advising on cases concerning privacy and human rights issues.
"She brings clarity to the most difficult of cases. She analyses large amounts of documentation quickly and combines this with a very straightforward and empathetic approach." "She is good with clients and is also a very good negotiator."

Rosie Shapiro offers notable experience defending healthcare professionals in fitness-to-practise hearings before regulatory bodies. She regularly advises on GDC and GOC proceedings, as well as inquests.

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Professional Discipline Department

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30 Fenchurch Street

London

Greater London

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EC3M 3BL

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Professional Discipline


Adam Weston
Band 5
Clare Chapman
Band 1
Katie Costello
Band 3
Rosie Shapiro
Band 5