Professional Discipline Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected practice that undertakes investigation and prosecution work for major regulatory bodies. Possesses expertise across numerous sectors, including health, police, education and finance. Also adept at assisting with audits of clients' regulatory procedures and the provision of training.

Strengths"The team is thorough, responsive, and the quality of the advice is very good," one client remarks, before adding that the lawyers possess "invaluable expertise in niche areas."

Another impressed client says: "They understand not just the law and the wider legal context but also our organisation, which ensures that their advice always accommodates our thinking as a client."

Work highlights Assisted the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with an internal review of its governance arrangements.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Lohn is a respected practitioner with a strong track record of advising regulators on governance, enforcement and wider disputes work. He focuses his practice on matters concerning the regulation of chartered surveyors and finance industry professionals.
"He is an excellent lawyer with a first-class reputation."

Sarah Ellson co-heads the firm's regulatory group and counts a number of major healthcare, education and financial services regulatory bodies among her clients. She is particularly adept at providing training and advice on governance issues.
"She is an excellent lawyer who is very pragmatic, practical and supportive."

Tom Rider combines his role as the firm's general counsel with a respected professional discipline practice. He regularly assists healthcare regulators with governance and disciplinary matters.