Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law

Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law

Charter Charters is proud to specialise in professional discipline work and is recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading set in this field.

Charter Chambers has over forty members who are trusted to appear regularly in high profile cases before healthcare, financial, sport and transport regulators. Members of the professional discipline team are experts in this field.

Members present cases on behalf of various regulators.

Members of chambers defend individuals via their defence organisations and indemnity providers. Charter Chambers also accept instructions directly from members of the public via Direct Access.

The professional discipline team is supported by a modern and approachable clerking team who deliver excellent client service. The clerking team is led by James Hall who is “fantastic and could not be more helpful” (Legal 500 2017).


Experts in Professional Discipline

We act in proceedings brought by the following regulators:

The General Medical Council (GMC)

The General Dental Council (GDC)

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

The Healthcare and Professionals Council (HCPC)

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The British Medical Association (BMA)

The Bar Standards Board (BSB)

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (BSB)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

The Rugby Football Union (RFU)

The Football Association (FA)


“At Charter Chambers, counsel are of an incredibly high standard”

– Legal 500


Professional Discipline Team


Recent Cases

Members of Charter Chambers have appeared in the following high profile regulatory cases;

  • Regulatory proceedings arising out of a case involving fatal helicopter crashes and dangerous goods
  • The prosecution of a helicopter instructor following the death of an ex-pupil
  • Fitness to practice hearings arising out of the Francis Inquiry into the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. (NMC)
  • Instructed to present on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council on cases arising from the Operation Jasmin investigation into a care home in Wales.
  • Instructed to present and defend in cases across several healthcare regulators involving the death of patients allegedly due to clinical errors
  • Instructed to present and defend in cases involving Registrants who are accused of serious sexual misconduct.
  • Instructed by the Royal College of Nursing to represent a nurse who admitted observation failures charged with contributing to the death of a patient (by post-operative internal bleed) based on evidence form a senior consultant at an inquest (which was repeated at CCC hearing). Successful submission of no case to answer on contributing to death and thereafter no misconduct found.

Members of Charter Chambers are happy to provide regular training for our clients.