Professional Discipline

Professional Discipline

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers provide specialist advice in every principal area of disciplinary law. Our barristers advise on, and represent clients in, cases concerning the discipline of registrants across the health care and legal professions, as well as those regulated in the sectors of financial services, the media, sport, social care, fertility treatment, education, pharmaceuticals and policing.

Our experience

We have considerable experience as advisors, advocates and panel members.

Our barristers appear before tribunals and hearings in all courts from the High Court up to the Privy Council.

We can advise on judicial review challenges to the decisions of regulators.

We represent the The Professional Standards Authority.

What the directories say

39 Essex Chambers is top-ranked by Chambers UK and Legal 500, offering an “elite phalanx” of practitioners.

We have been named Professional Discipline Set of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards.

Who to contact

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell is the Senior Practice Manager for the Professional Discipline team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1124


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Alison Foster QC

Alison Foster QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2002

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Lisa Giovannetti QC

Lisa Giovannetti QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards QC

Jenni Richards QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith QC

Marion Smith QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Rory Dunlop

Rory Dunlop

Call: 2002

Saima Hanif

Saima Hanif

Call: 2002

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Ned Helme

Ned Helme

Call: 2006

Jennifer Thelen

Jennifer Thelen

Call: 2007

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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