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Professional Discipline

New Park Court Chambers has a long-standing history of conducting professional disciplinary matters and is recognised nationally for its expertise in this area.

The Professional Discipline team consists of King’s Counsel and Junior Counsel and is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 set by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, with Jason Pitter KC currently recognised as the only Tier 1 silk in this practice area outside of London.

Chambers advise and represent a number of professions in relation to disciplinary proceedings, in particular, but not limited to, medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, therapists and other professions such as solicitors, teachers, accountants and police officers.

Chambers recognise and appreciate the enormous stresses that appearing before a professional body can place on an individual and the need for sensitivity at this difficult time. Chambers is happy to assist such individuals, who can contact us directly via our clerks.

The broad range of expertise and experience of our members is unrivalled and has been used to service the needs of a client base nationwide, covering numerous different tribunals:

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Health Care & Social Care Regulation

Chambers has a long history of prosecuting on behalf of the General Medical Council and conducting fitness to practise hearings against doctors.

The Team is frequently instructed to attend upper tribunal hearings on behalf of the Care Quality Commission and they also act on behalf of Social Work England, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing. Other health care professionals represented include dentists, pharmacists and therapists.

Police Discipline

New Park Court Chambers is widely acknowledged for its work in this area.  Members of the team have vast experience acting on behalf of police officers and receive instructions from solicitors acting on behalf of the Police Federation.

They are instructed at an early stage of proceedings to advise on pre-charge and to prepare formal responses to allegations.

Sporting Regulation

The Team has experience advising sports professionals across a range of disciplines who are faced with both disciplinary and criminal investigations. This has included acting in several high profile matters, including the representation of the Football Association in proceedings against Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra by Paul Greaney KC.

The Team receive instructions from the Sports Resolution Council and sit on various sporting regulatory panels, including the British Horseracing Authority and the British Fencing Disciplinary Panel.

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For more information contact our clerks on:

T: +44 (0)113 243 3277
E: clerks@newparkcourt.co.uk

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“New Park Court Chambers is a set which can offer copious expertise in the medical and police disciplinary spheres, drawing on a strong profile in criminal law.”

Chambers & Partners 2024 (Professional Discipline)

“New Park Court Chambers 'is widely admired as a set with a good array of talent, including at the highest level'.”

Legal 500 2024

“The clerks at New Park Court are unrivalled. They go above and beyond to ensure professional clients' needs are met.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“New Park Court Chambers has great strength in depth and offers counsel to handle cases of the most complex and sophisticated nature.”

Chambers & Partners 2023 (Professional Discipline)

“New Park Court Chambers has a wide range of counsel from the top silks to eager juniors. They are all are very capable.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

Professional Discipline Expertise

  • General Medical Council
  • Police Discipline
  • Health Care & Social Care Regulatiion
  • Sports Law & Regulation
  • Care Quality Commission

Professional Discipline Barristers

King's Counsel

Robert Smith KC

Call 1971 | Silk 1986

Alistair MacDonald KC

Call 1983 | Silk 2000

Simon Jackson KC

Simon Jackson KC

Call 1982 | Silk 2003

Paul Greaney KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2010

Nicholas Lumley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2012

Jason Pitter KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2014

Simon Kealey KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2017

Nicholas de la Poer KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2020

Sharon Beattie KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2021

Tom Storey KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2024

Juniors

Ian Brook

Call 1983

Nicholas Mason

Call 1984

Thomas Moran

Call 1996

Geraldine Kelly

Call 1996

Christopher Rose

Call 1999

Family

Chloe Fairley

Call 2004

Lee Fish

Call 2003

Chloe Hudson

Call 2003

Jeremy Barton

Call 2004

Matthew Donkin

Call 2004

Susannah Proctor

Call 2005

Adam Birkby

Call 2006

Eleanor Fry

Call 2007

Ben Campbell

Call 2008

Crime

Peter Byrne

Call 2012

Jade Bucklow

Call 2012

Claire Anderson

Call 2011

Georgina Goring

Call 2012

Richard Holland

Call 2012

Ashleigh Metcalfe

Call 2014

Maryam Ahmad

Call 2013

Ryan Donoghue

Call 2015

Inquests & Inquiries

Danielle Gilmour

Call 2017

Jemima Stephenson

Call 2018

Oliver Connor

Call 2017

Gabrielle Wilks

Call 2019

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