Deans Court Chambers

Expert legal advice and advocacy, delivered by an outstanding team of Queen’s Counsel and barristers.

The Barristers at Deans Court are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Professional Discipline and Regulation

Our team of Barristers offer expertise as advisers and advocates in all areas of Professional Regulation and Healthcare law.

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Deans Court Chambers is the only regional barristers chambers in the UK which is Band 1 ranked by Chambers and Partners for Professional Discipline.

These independent rankings are a reflection of the exceptionally high level of expertise and experience to be found within the Deans Court Professional Disciplinary Law team. The success of the team lies in the excellence of individual practitioners which combines to produce a true strength in depth in both defence and prosecution work.

“An exceptional bunch of barristers who have renowned practices both prosecuting and defending individuals facing allegations of misconduct relating to clinical failings, sexual misconduct and other serious matters. Many of the barristers draw on their supplementary skills in inquests and criminal cases to inform their practice in this area.

Chambers and Partners”

The team’s breadth of knowledge extends across the full scope of Professional Discipline encompassing all of the main professional regulators (please see Professional Healthcare and Regulation for further details).

Although the team has extensive experience across the range of Professional Discipline its reputation for excellence has undoubtedly been built on the bedrock of Healthcare Discipline in which Deans Court has been a leading presence for twenty years. We have appeared both for defence and prosecution in some of the most complex and high profile cases to have been heard by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in recent years.

"They're extremely strong, probably the strongest regional set in terms of number and breadth of practitioners."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

An exceptional bunch of barristers who have renowned practices both prosecuting and defending individuals facing allegations of misconduct relating to clinical failings, sexual misconduct and other serious matters. "They are a heavyweight set in terms of healthcare regulation and inquests."

Chambers and Partners, 2021

Possesses deep experience in the disciplinary proceedings of the GMC. The barristers have a strong practice in prosecuting and defending inviduals accused of serious misconduct, from allegations of dishonesty through to sexual wrongdoing and unethical research or practice. The set is also home to barristers who have notable expertise in related inquests. It is considered to be an "excellent chambers, which always goes the extra mile." "The clerks are very professional and have a quick turnaround for instructions."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Deans Court Chambers has a strong bench of silks and juniors with experience of both prosecuting and defending complex professional discipline cases. Its members are highly-sought after for their expertise in handling disciplinary proceedings and regulatory matters, particularly those concerning healthcare professionals and members of the police force.

Chambers UK, 2016

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