Medical

Medical

What our medical barristers offer

Members of 39 Essex Chambers have wide experience of regulatory and disciplinary law across the entire healthcare sphere including:

  • General Medical Council / Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
  • General Dental Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health & Care Professions Council
  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
  • General Optical Council
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • General Chiropractic Council
  • General Osteopathic Council
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Members of Chambers act for individuals and regulators, as well as for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Appearing at disciplinary hearings, and appeals including to the High Court and Privy Council.

They are also regularly instructed in cases relating to NHS regulation, such as those concerning admission to and removal from Performers Lists and the grant and termination of NHS contracts, and appeared before PCT Panels, the Tribunal and Administrative Court in these matters.

The full range of healthcare regulation is covered by a broad-based team with experience also of such related areas as the regulation of institutions by the Care Quality Commission, of pharmaceuticals and of niche bodies such as UKCP and BACP.

Members of Chambers also have experience of sitting as Chairpersons of disciplinary tribunals in the healthcare field.

Significant medical cases

  • Levinge v Health Professions Council [2012] EWHC 135 (Admin).
  • The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.
  • Rimmer v General Dental Council [2011] EWHC 3438 (Admin); (2012) 124 BMLR 40
  • Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence v (1) Nursing & Midwifery Council (2) Grant [2011] EWHC 927 (Admin).
  • Flasz & Ors (Claimants) v Havering Primary Care Trust (Defendant) & Secretary of State For Health (Interested Party); Jan-Mohamed (Claimant) v Greenwich Primary Care Trust (Defendant) & Secretary Of State For Health (Interested Party) [2011] EWHC 1487 (Admin).
  • R (Michalak) v General Medical Council [2011] EWHC 2307 (Admin).
  • Vali v General Optical Council [2011] EWHC 310 (Admin).
  • R (Rycroft) v The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain [2010] EWHC 2832 (Admin).
  • Yeong v General Medical Council [2009] EWHC 1923 (Admin); [2010] 1 WLR 548; [2009] LS Law Medical 582; (2009) 110 BMLR 125.
  • Muscat v Health Professions Council [2009] EWCA Civ 1090.

Who to contact

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell is the Senior Practice Manager for the Medical 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 QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Eleanor Grey QC

Eleanor Grey 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

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Parishil Patel QC

Parishil Patel QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2018

Rory Dunlop QC

Rory Dunlop QC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2019

Victoria Butler-Cole QC

Victoria Butler-Cole QC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2019

David Bradly

David Bradly

Call: 1987

Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Call: 1993

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

Jess Connors

Jess Connors

Call: 2000

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Rachael O'Hagan

Rachael O'Hagan

Call: 2006

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

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