Regulatory Barristers

25 Bedford Row’s Regulatory Barristers have unrivalled experience in regulatory law and professional discipline across a wide variety of industries and regulated sectors.

Recognised by the Legal 500 as one of the leading barristers’ chambers in the field of business and regulatory crime, our regulatory barristers support both individuals and businesses avoid prosecution through strategic advice and robust representation. We understand how damaging a regulatory investigation can be to a business’ finances and reputation as well as the serious impact it has on an individuals life, so we will not hesitate in taking swift, firm legal action where necessary to advance your case.

At 25 Bedford Row, our regulatory barristers boast technical expertise in professional disciplinary proceedings as well as challenges to regulatory and licencing decisions on appeal. Some of our regulatory barristers have spent time seconded to regulatory bodies including the Football Association, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Health and Care Professions Council. Further to this, our impressive set includes those who sit on regulatory tribunals, and Certified Fraud Examiners. Each of our regulatory barristers is a specialist practitioner, so you can guarantee that your case will be handled by no less than an accomplished professional with a proven track record for success.

Our collective expertise is built from our foundation as the preeminent barristers’ chambers in the field of crime and fraud, and our experience in this important but complex area of law is vast. As a result, our diverse client base is always expanding, with members of our team regularly undertaking work from medical professionals, solicitors, accountants, bankers and financial advisors, professional sports people, politicians and police officers. Our regulatory barristers frequently advise in respect of parallel criminal investigations and prosecutions, inquests and disciplinary inquiries.

Widely recognised for our specialist knowledge of sports law, the regulatory barristers at 25 Bedford Row deliver pragmatic advice for professional sports people and associations facing criminal and regulatory charges. With significant experience representing high-profile sports people through complex disciplinary tribunals, you can count on 25 Bedford Row to deliver a service that’s second to none.

As well as sports law, our regulatory barristers are also experienced in health and safety regulations, investigations and prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive and the police. Members of chambers have recently acted in respect of allegations of corporate manslaughter and other prosecutions for health and safety offences where serious injury has been caused.

Many of our Regulatory Barristers are members of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers and are experts in the field.

Our Regulatory Barristers’ work includes advising on the full spectrum of Environmental law, including investigations and prosecutions for alleged environmental and waste management offences. Visit our Environmental page for more information.

What do Regulatory Barristers at 25 Bedford Row specialise in?

Barristers at 25 Bedford Row specialise in advice and representation for professionals and businesses in relation to range of professional, regulatory and enforcement matters including:
Financial regulation, compliance and enforcement:

  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Financial Reporting Council
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Risk and compliance advice

Medical regulation and discipline for healthcare professionals:

  • General Medical Council
  • General Dental Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • British Psychological Society

Sports regulation and discipline:

  • Football Association
  • British Horseracing Authority
  • Jockey Club
  • Board of Boxing Control
  • Rugby Football Union
  • Lawn Tennis Association

Professional regulation and discipline for accountants, lawyers and police officers:

  • Solicitors’ Regulation Authority
  • Bar Standards Board
  • Police Disciplinary proceedings

Environmental regulation

  • Environment Agency
  • Local Authority
  • Health and Safety Executive

Health and Safety

  • Local Authority
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Environment Agency

Can 25 Bedford Row's Barristers represent me at professional disciplinary hearing?

Our expertise extends beyond the criminal courts to include civil and regulatory proceedings. We often represent clients such as doctors, accountants, lawyers, company directors and others in respect of professional disciplinary hearings. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

They are all well drilled and relate to clients in a sophisticated manner, they are slick and present their arguments well

Legal 500


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