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Hailsham Chambers

Professional Discipline

3 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Hailsham Chambers acts for regulated professionals across a range of sectors. Among the medical professions, the barristers have an excellent track record in disciplinary matters involving doctors, dentists, nurses and others. Recent case highlights include GDC v Moore, a disciplinary hearing concerning allegations of a failure to report a colleague for sexual misconduct.

Client service:

Stephen Smith is the senior clerk. "The clerks provide a good service: they are responsive and there are never any administrative issues."

Strengths:

David Pittaway QC
David Pittaway QC is a well-known silk whose professional discipline practice focuses particularly on the legal, medical and veterinary professions. He is also called upon by regulators to advise on potential changes to their procedures.
"He brings with him a wealth of experience; he is so experienced that you feel in safe hands all the time."

Strengths:

Fiona Neale
Fiona Neale is a talented advocate and highly respected barrister for her healthcare regulatory work. She is instructed by dentists and doctors in complex disciplinary proceedings, involving issues such as dishonesty and clinical competence. Her professional discipline practice is buttressed by complementary expertise in the field of clinical negligence.
"She's amazing - she gets the results others don't get and is good at keeping the tribunal on their toes." "Extremely eloquent and persuasive in her approach."
Recent work: Defended a doctor in a hearing alleging inappropriate sexual behaviour towards two nurses.

Strengths:

Nicholas Peacock
Nicholas Peacock is an established practitioner who is particularly well regarded for his adept representation of medical professionals. He routinely represents dentists in complex fitness-to-practise hearings before the GDC and is also experienced in disciplinary proceedings brought by the General Optical Council.
"A very user-friendly barrister, and always top of my list for a difficult case."
Recent work: Acted for a professor in a GMC appeal against findings by the MPTS arguing that an additional finding of dishonesty should have been made.

Professional Discipline

Hailsham Chambers

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Location

4 Paper Buildings (Ground Floor)

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7EX

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Ranked Barristers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


David Pittaway QC
Band 4

Juniors

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


Fiona Neale
Band 1
Nicholas Peacock
Band 1