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Russell-Cooke

Professional Discipline

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What the team is known for

Held in high esteem for its regulatory work in the legal, financial and healthcare sectors. Frequently assists regulators with investigations, evidence gathering and regulatory action. Also acts on behalf of individual practitioners and organisations in defending against disciplinary proceedings.

Strengths

One client describes the team at Russell-Cooke as "amenable, adaptable to deadlines, always available to handle urgent matters and good value for money."

Another client remarks that the firm's "attention to detail and timeliness of service sets it apart from many competitors."

Work highlights

Acted for a solicitor in disciplinary proceedings brought by the SRA in relation to the drafting of a settlement agreement in 1998.

Notable practitioners

John Gould is a well-known and highly respected expert in the professional discipline sector, having earned an excellent reputation for his abilities in both prosecution and defence work. He regularly advises regulatory bodies, including the SRA and ARB, and is particularly adept at assisting lawyers facing sexual misconduct allegations.
"He is hugely knowledgeable in the field." "John is very responsive and his knowledge is encyclopaedic. He is extremely strong on strategy and provides timely and high-quality advice."

Matthew Bosworth focuses on representing finance and legal professionals in investigations and fitness-to-practise hearings. He also assists regulatory bodies with disciplinary proceedings and procedural reviews.
"He is a skilled and talented lawyer, who provides a first-class service to his clients."

Michael Stacey enjoys a strong reputation for his knowledge of regulatory issues faced by clients in a number of industries. He represents legal, healthcare and education professionals in disciplinary hearings, in addition to assisting regulatory bodies with fitness-to-practise proceedings and procedural matters.
"Michael is an excellent lawyer who has good knowledge and delivers quality and thoroughly researched work."

Peter Cadman is a consultant lawyer in the professional regulation team at Russell-Cooke. He is noted for his considerable experience assisting solicitors and law firms in SRA investigations and in proceedings before the SDT.

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Overview

The regulation team acts for regulatory bodies, regulated businesses and individuals across a range of regulated professions, including solicitors, barristers, healthcare professionals, architects, accountants, financial services professionals, optometrists and charity trustees.

We handle substantial and complex cases involving the most serious allegations, often with an international element and where there is a high level of public and media interest. We are increasingly acting on the defence side in legal services regulatory matters, advising a number of city firms and individual partners on regulatory issues, the investigation of allegations of misconduct (particularly in relation to sexual harassment) and in relation to subsequent regulatory action. Our clients include a number of city and national law firms, and over 40 sets of Barristers’ Chambers.

We are also one of three firms on the legal panel of the Law Society of England & Wales, and act for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and a number of other national regulators and professional bodies.

The firm also regularly provides advocates and presenting officers to Tribunals, Disciplinary and Fitness to Practice hearings. Advocacy is both for the professional body and individuals. The team has Higher Rights of Audience for both civil and criminal work.

Members

Cormack, Lauren

Gould, John

Pavlovic, Andrew

Pritchard, Tom

Stacey, Michael

Taner, Semin

Wadwa, Ashmeet

Industries

Architecture

Charity

Financial services

Healthcare

Legal services

Sports

Professional Discipline

Russell-Cooke

firm
Location

8 Bedford Row

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 4BX

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Professional Discipline


Matthew Bosworth
Band 5
Michael Stacey
Up and Coming
Peter Cadman
Band 4