Professional Discipline

Professional Discipline

What our professional discipline 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 professional discipline law 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.


Peter CampbellEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1124


Mobile: +44 (0)7725 758 264


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Nigel Pleming KC

Nigel Pleming KC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Matthias Kelly KC

Matthias Kelly KC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones KC

Gregory Treverton-Jones KC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul KC

Colin McCaul KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Eleanor Grey KC

Eleanor Grey KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Lisa Giovannetti KC

Lisa Giovannetti KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2011

Jenni Richards KC

Jenni Richards KC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2011

Fenella Morris KC

Fenella Morris KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

James Strachan KC

James Strachan KC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Marion Smith KC

Marion Smith KC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2015

Vikram Sachdeva KC

Vikram Sachdeva KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Andrew Tabachnik KC

Andrew Tabachnik KC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Parishil Patel KC

Parishil Patel KC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Rory Dunlop KC

Rory Dunlop KC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Victoria Butler-Cole KC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2019

Zane Malik KC

Zane Malik KC

Call: 2007 Silk: 2021

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

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

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

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