Regulatory and Disciplinary

Businesses and professions are nowadays highly regulated. 'Referrals to disciplinary bodies by employers are common place. The potential effect of a referral in terms of reputation and income for an employee if there is an adverse outcome is significant. The media frequently focus on the ability of a regulatory body to regulate its members properly. Our experience in all areas of common law in particular employment, crime and fraud, coupled with our knowledge of procedures in relation to a wide range of regulatory bodies, means that we are well placed to present and prosecute cases, represent registrants and members, and to advise panels and committees as legal assessors.

Members of the team have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Disciplinary
  • Local Authority & Statutory Regulation and Compliance
  • Transport Law
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Coroner’s Courts and Inquiries

Members of the team also are often instructed in parallel criminal /quasi criminal proceedings.

All members of our team are able to accept instructions directly from clients.
 

Disciplinary:

  • Medical Disciplinary – Our team regularly appear or advise medical conduct and health committees. Members of our team present cases for some healthcare regulators. Members of our team are able to receive instructions from the Medical Protection Society. Our team accept direct access instructions to represent medical professionals before their disciplinary bodies as well as instructions from their insurers. A number of members of our team sit as Legal Assessors for professional regulators including the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Dental Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Health Care Professions Council and the General Osteopathy Council.
  • Sports Disciplinary - Our team appears before the British Horseracing Authority, the Jockey Club, the Kennel Club and the Football Association.
  • Professional Disciplinary - Our team accept instructions to represent accountants, financial advisors, surveyors and lawyers before their appropriate disciplinary bodies. Some members of our team sit as Legal Advisers to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Taxation Disciplinary Board.
  • Police Disciplinary - Members of our team are regularly instructed by the Police Federation to represent Police Officers in disciplinary hearings held by Police Forces across the south of England.
  • Prison Disciplinary - Our team regularly appears before prison tribunals in relation to parole board hearings and matters concerning prison discipline.

 

Local Authority and Statutory Regulation and Compliance:

  • Local Authority - Our team prosecutes for Local Authorities on the Western Circuit and in London and have represented those charged with offences as a result of enforcement actions arising from breaches of regulations involving trading standards including the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, planning law and permissions, and conditions imposed under the Highways Act. Members have also experience in advising Members and Officers of Local Authorities who face proceedings in front of either Standards Committees or internal employment tribunals. Our team advises and represents applicants in licensing applications brought under the Licensing Act 2003.
  • Environmental Protection - Our team defends and prosecutes in cases involving noise pollution, revocation of waste operator licences, fly tipping and cases of environmental pollution involving hazardous substances. We are able to conduct appeals to the Planning Inspectorate against the revocation of licences.
  • Health and Safety - Our team defends and prosecutes in cases involving health and safety brought against individuals and both small and large companies by the Health and Safety Executive. We represent companies, directors, partnerships, the self-employed, the HSE and Local Authorities in the Magistrates' Courts, Crown Courts, Appeal Courts, at Inquests and Tribunals including appeals against improvement and prohibition notices. Members’ expertise covers both fatal and non-fatal accidents including corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the full range of workplace regulations.
  • Food Hygiene - Our team defends and prosecutes in cases involving breaches of food hygiene.

 

Transport Law:

  • Traffic Commissioners - Members of our team have conducted hearings before traffic commissioners regarding the licensing and regulation of those who operate heavy goods vehicles.
  • Road Traffic Offences - Members of our team regularly represent those being prosecuted for road traffic offences.

 

Financial Regulation and Compliance:

  • Our team have represented those charged with offences involving breaches of financial services regulations, fraudulent trading, insider dealing, offences contrary to the Insolvency Act 1986, the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and the Consumer Credit Act 2015. We have acted for those facing confiscation of assets in civil proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act and advised those prosecuting on whether assets can be seized and restrained.

 

Coroners’ Courts and Inquiries:

Our team represents concerned families of accident victims, victims of suicides, misadventure and armed forces personnel killed during service. This has includes deaths arising during police operations. Members of our team act for insurance companies in relation to road traffic deaths.

  • Coroners’ Courts
  • Inquiries

Barristers

Oba Nsugbe QC

020 7353 0711

o.nsugbe@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1985

Oba is able to provide expert regulatory guidance to businesses needing to comply with the legal framework in Nigeria. Furthermore, through a close...

Nigel Pascoe QC

020 7353 0711

n.pascoe@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1966

Nigel Pascoe sits as a legal assessor in the NMC where his long experience in very serious crime and mental health is valuable. He has also...

Charles Parry

020 7353 0711

c.parry@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1973

Charles is described in Chambers 2011, Leaders at the Bar, within the Health and Safety Law entry as, having a "willingness to roll up his...

Matthew Scott

020 7353 0711

m.scott@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1985

Matthew is an experienced criminal and regulatory practitioner.  Many of his regulatory cases have had a rural flavour.  He has particular...

Justin Gau

020 7353 0711

j.gau@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1989

Has represented Nurses on matters of misconduct and fitness to practice before the Nursing & Midwifery Council. Sits as a legal assessor for the...

James Newton-Price

01962 868161

jnp@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1992

James is developing a practice in the regulation and discipline of medical and health care professionals, having recently been instructed in the case...

Mark Ruffell

020 7353 0711

m.ruffell@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1992

Mark is head of Pump Court Chambers Regulatory and Disciplinary Team. He has a wide range of experience in regulatory and disciplinary cases....

Mark Ashley

020 7353 0711

m.ashley@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Has considerable experience in regulatory and disciplinary cases.  In particular Mark is instructed in matters relating to Health and Safety...

Tom Wilkins

01962 868161

t.wilkins@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1993

Peter Asteris

020 7353 0711

p.asteris@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1996

Has undertaken a wide range of regulatory work over a number of years. Recent instructions include: Road Traffic Commissioner Enquiries...

Rachel Spearing

020 7353 0711

r.spearing@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 1999

She has an extraordinary range and depth of experience in this area, including all aspects of Proceeds of Crime Act, Restraint, Confiscation,...

Richard Tutt

01962 868161

r.tutt@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2000

Ranked as a Leading Junior by Legal 500, 2015 "He has a wealth of experience in the health and safety field, and has a formidable track record...

Caroline Hartley

020 7353 0711

c.hartley@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Caroline has significant experience in medical disciplinary cases. Since 2011, she has been a legal assessor for the GMC and since 2013 a legal...

Heather Platt

020 7353 0711

h.platt@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Heather has expertise in regulatory matters, in particular the regulation of professionals such as Doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers, police...

John Dyer

01962 868161

j.dyer@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2002

Conor Mullan

020 7353 0711

c.mullan@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2003

Conor appears in corporate Health and Safety legal seminars for Solicitors SRT Donnelly and Associates in conjunction with Pinsent Masons Solicitors...

Adam Gadd

020 7353 0711

a.gadd@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2004

Throughout his career Adam has acted in a number of cases involving regulatory law including workplace disciplinary hearings, criminal regulatory...

Timothy Akers

01962 868161

t.akers@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2005

Tim sits as the appointed Clerk to the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), providing legal advice in cases...

Guy Draper

020 7353 0711

g.draper@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2008

Drawing on his experience in criminal law, in particular in fraud and confiscation, Guy accepts instructions in regulatory and disciplinary cases. He...

Victoria Ellis

020 7353 0711

v.ellis@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Victoria has a keen interest in professional discipline and assisted Nigel Pascoe QC in relation to the Public Inquiry regarding the conduct of Mike...

Naomi Gyane

020 7353 0711

n.gyane@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2010

Naomi's experience in the areas of employment and crime, coupled with her knowledge of procedures in relation to a wide range of regulatory...

Maria Henty

020 7353 0711 / 01962 868161

m.henty@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2012

Ezra Macdonald

020 7353 0711

e.macdonald@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2012

Ezra is able to act as a case presenter on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and is able to provide both representation and advice to...

Michael Standing

01962 868161 / 020 7353 0711

m.standing@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2013

Samuel Burrett

020 7353 0711

s.burrett@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2013

Richard Wayman

020 7353 0711

r.wayman@pumpcourtchambers.com

Year of call: 2015