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RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP

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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

Sources say that the firm is "incredibly good at handling some of the most difficult GMC cases."

Interviewees add that the team is "excellent with clients, responsive and engaged."

Notable practitioners

Alex Leslie possesses a wealth of experience counselling doctors on regulatory and disciplinary matters.

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.

Ian Sadler advises a plethora of medical professionals and associations on disciplinary and criminal proceedings, including appellate matters.
"He is extremely intelligent and good at handling complex issues."

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.

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 excellent lawyer who is very tactical and good at assessing cases quickly.""Richard is vastly experienced and very thoughtful in his tactical and strategic thinking."

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's a fabulous lawyer who is brilliantly client-focused, incredibly calm, strategic and thoughtful.""He is very good with clients and at diffusing potential issues." "Sam has a really good eye for detail and great client care skills."

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 glides into cases to provide great, calm advice." "He is a very professional and extremely thorough lawyer."

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 an experienced GMC lawyer and is very sensible."

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.

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.
"William is very good with clients and extremely thorough."

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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

RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP

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Location

85 Fleet Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 1AE

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

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Professional Discipline


Alex Leslie
Senior Statespeople
Anne Green
Band 5
Ian Sadler
Band 3
Richard Privett
Senior Statespeople

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