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Outer Temple Chambers

Professional Discipline

5 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Outer Temple Chambers has notable capability in disciplinary work across a broad spread of regulated professions. The barristers continue to tackle prominent regulatory cases in both branches of the legal profession, and have strong experience in the defence of doctors, dentists and nurses. Other sectors covered include financial services and sports.

Client service:

"The clerking service is great. I always receive written confirmation of instruction and they get back to me swiftly." "Graham Woods is especially good - very responsive." Rebecca Priestley is the set's chief executive.

Strengths:

Fiona Horlick QC
Fiona Horlick QC is a respected silk who prosecutes and defends professionals in the healthcare sector. She demonstrates a superior command of fitness-to-practise hearings as well as appeals in the Administrative Court, and is a strong choice for representation where there are allegations of serious sexual misconduct. She is also adept in the representation of individuals in financial services.
"Focused, forensic and wonderful to watch on her feet. Clear and direct with clients and opponents, she is an understated but very persuasive and effective advocate." "She grasps all the issues incredibly quickly, has an enormous intellect and is very good with the client." "She is a polished performer, popular with clients for her very no-nonsense approach."
Recent work: Defended Julian Rifat in a hearing in front of the FCA, which sought to prevent him from working in financial services in the UAE, having been released from prison for insider trading.

Strengths:

James Counsell QC
James Counsell QC is an accomplished advocate with an extensive history of appearing in significant High Court appeals. He has excellent knowledge of disciplinary schemes across a wide range of professions, including medical practitioners, accountants, solicitors, barristers and actuaries.
"He super speedy in his response, very sensible in his approach and takes an appropriate view of the situations. Very charismatic and smooth in his style." "His unflappable exterior conceals a polished performer before the Panels. He is well received whenever he appears."
Recent work: Acted in defence of a cosmetic surgeon against allegations he misled a patient over the identity of the supplier of breast implants and pressured them to have surgery with the offer of a price reduction.

Strengths:

James Leonard
James Leonard is noted for his broad professional discipline practice which encompasses fitness-to-practise hearings, criminal trials and judicial review proceedings. He focuses his practice on the medical professions, and regularly appears in complex, high-profile cases before the GMC and General Pharmaceutical Council.
"He delivers results where others might not and is a joy to work with. He is absolutely top of the tree."
Recent work: Defended a consultant anaesthetist charged with manslaughter of a mother who gave birth by C-section.

Strengths:

Matthew McDonagh
Matthew McDonagh is an esteemed professional discipline barrister offering deep expertise in the healthcare and legal sectors. He routinely acts on behalf of both professionals and their regulators. He is particularly experienced in proceedings before the GDC, General Optical Council and SRA.
"Matthew is a very able advocate with experience of both prosecution and defence. His attention to detail is excellent, and his knowledge of the GDC and the GMC in particular is excellent. His client-handling skills are very effective. Matthew really comes into his own in cross-examination when he can completely turn a case round." "He always does his best for clients and can be very robust in court."
Recent work: Acted in GDC v Catalin Miron, a case concerning allegations of training failures with dental nurses and disregard of decontamination procedures.

Strengths:

Michael Uberoi
Michael Uberoi is an esteemed barrister who excels at representing financial professionals in proceedings before regulators, including the FRC and Pensions Regulator. He is also skilled in disciplinary proceedings involving sports, in particular those relating to anti-doping.
"Michael is a very impressive barrister who is knowledgeable and accomplished beyond his years." "Approachable and easy to work with, but also unflappable and tenacious. Highly recommended."
Recent work: Acted for Rubgy League player Martin Gleeson in proceedings before the UK Anti-Doping Panel.

Professional Discipline

Outer Temple Chambers

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Location

The Outer Temple

222 Strand

London

Greater London

UK

WC2R 1BA

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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


Fiona Horlick QC
Band 3
James Counsell QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Professional Discipline


James Leonard
Band 1
Matthew McDonagh
Band 2
Michael Uberoi
Band 3