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RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP

Professional Discipline

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DEPARTMENT PROFILE

RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP

Professional Discipline

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

Possesses an impressively deep team of highly experienced lawyers. Offers a comprehensive range of advice on regulatory and disciplinary matters in the health and legal sectors. Noted for the strength of its advocacy in GMC and GDC hearings, as well as SRA appeals. Regularly represents clients in inquests, judicial reviews and Court of Appeal proceedings.

Strengths

"The firm has unrivalled experience, judgement and industry knowledge," according to one market source.

Another interviewee remarks that "it is an excellent firm with depth and strength."

Notable practitioners

Alex Leslie possesses a wealth of experience counselling doctors on regulatory and disciplinary matters.
"He is a true expert at the interface of professional discipline and employment law."

Anne Green is noted for her representation of healthcare professionals in inquests and investigations. Her practice focuses on disciplinary proceedings before the GMC and GDC.
"She is good with clients and has good tactical judgement."

Ian Sadler advises a plethora of medical professionals and associations on disciplinary and criminal proceedings, including appellate matters.
"He is a good thinker when it comes to strategy on cases."

Nigel West possesses a wealth of experience in the legal services domain, which he utilises to counsel legal professionals and law firms on SRA appeals and SDT proceedings. He is particularly knowledgeable in relation to cases concerning sexual misconduct and SRA Accounts Rules breaches.
"He has a wealth of knowledge on case law."

Richard Privett is well known for his representation of medical and dental professionals in proceedings before their regulatory bodies. He is equally adept at acting on behalf of individuals in criminal proceedings and sensitive inquiries.
"He is an extremely good tactician who will see things that others won't."

Sam Flew heads the firm's healthcare professionals team and frequently represents individuals facing disciplinary proceedings and prosecution. He is particularly well versed in handling hearings before governing bodies in the healthcare sector, including the GMC and GDC.
"He is highly sought after by doctors and has a strong reputation in this field."

Simon Gomersall regularly represents doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in disciplinary investigations and tribunal proceedings. He possesses additional experience in judicial reviews and inquests.
"He is a great solicitor who is tactically astute and good at putting clients at ease." "He provides excellent judgement and client care."

Stewart Duffy is particularly skilled at advising healthcare professionals on disciplinary investigations and judicial review proceedings. He frequently advises individuals and groups of professionals in relation to investigations brought by the GDC and GMC.
"He is a very strong lawyer who is thorough in his approach."

Susanna Heley is noted for her proficient representation of solicitors facing allegations of dishonesty and breaches of Accounts Rules, among other issues. She regularly appears as an advocate before the SDT.
"She really fights her client's corner and is particularly good at making legal arguments which tie the SRA in knots."

William Childs is highlighted for his adept representation of healthcare professionals in fitness-to-practise hearings. He has significant experience of assisting individuals facing GMC investigations and judicial review proceedings.

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Overview

RadcliffesLeBrasseur provides legal advice and support across all regulated fields and professions, with specialist departments for corporate regulation, healthcare professionals and solicitors.

Corporate regulation, compliance and investigations

The team advises regulated and non-regulated companies on complying with legal obligations. They also advise companies that are under investigation in all areas of white collar crime, corporate fraud, and tax and financial investigations.

Healthcare professionals

The team, led by Alex Leslie, defends healthcare professionals in a variety of forums when their conduct, health or competence is put in question. They have been involved in this type of work for more than a century.

Solicitors regulation

The team, led by Nigel West, is recognised as one of the leading firms for solicitors regulation. They represent solicitors in SRA enquiries, investigations and adjudications,  defend solicitors in Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings and represent solicitors on SDT appeals to the High Court.

Professional Discipline Department

RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP

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85 Fleet Street

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Professional Discipline


Alex Leslie
Senior Statespeople
Anne Green
Band 5
Ian Sadler
Band 3
Nigel West
Band 2
Richard Privett
Band 2
Sam Flew
Band 2