"QEB Hollis Whiteman is frequently instructed by a breadth of regulators, including  the SRA, Gambling Commission and Bar Standards Board, but has also developed a focus in regulatory defence work. The set receives praise for the quality of its individuals, and is noted for the rigour of its recruitment process." Chambers UK (2015)

"QEB Hollis Whiteman is best known for its work for regulators including the GMC, the Gambling Commission, the British Horseracing Authority, the SRA and the Metropolitan Police Service, but also continues to develop a discrete line of regulatory defence work. ‘The quality and range of counsel in the chambers ’ healthcare regulatory team is unmatched'." Legal 500 (2014)

QEB Hollis Whiteman has extensive experience of dealing with a myriad of professional bodies, and in particular those in the healthcare, police and financial regulatory worlds.  Clients choose from an array of barristers from QC to junior level, all uniquely skilled and adept at providing excellent, practical and tailored advice.

The knowledge and skill that chambers has gleaned from the directly relevant general and corporate crime practice areas; particularly fraud, significantly sets QEB Hollis Whiteman aside from its competitors.

Members regularly appear before disciplinary tribunals (police, solicitors, courts martial and other professional disciplinary tribunals) and regulatory authorities, including the General Medical Council, the FSA and sports governing bodies.

Members are highly respected in trading standards work and in intellectual property; the latter becoming a particularly successful and burgeoning practice area for chambers.

Chambers has an enviable reputation in the regulation of the healthcare profession where many barristers have provided advice and representation in the ground breaking inquiries and trials of the day. The strong team of regulatory and disciplinary healthcare specialists regularly provides advice and representation at every stage of proceedings before the majority of the healthcare tribunals.

The barristers have been involved in ground-breaking complex financial investigations and are well placed to advise on the approach and attitude of the regulator.

Chambers has a strong reputation for advising and representing both police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

Barristers also advise and act in health and safety investigations and prosecutions, including manslaughter cases arising out of health and safety breaches.

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"QEB Hollis Whiteman has built a strong reputation for prosecuting healthcare disciplinary proceedings. Of late it has branched out and can now justifiably claim to have a strong reputation on the defence side. Commentators say it 'is very well established in the area and continues to build its practice. It has excellent people who have had some high-profile cases this year'." Chambers UK (2014)

"QEB Hollis Whiteman has ‘flourished since its move out of the Temple', and some say, ‘all tenants are of a very high quality'." Legal 500 (2014)

QEB Hollis Whiteman fields a fine group of silks and juniors who are noted for appearing both on behalf of and against professionals from a wide range of professions, including doctors, dentists, social workers and police.  ‘Their work-ethic, knowledge and expertise is just phenomenal,’ according to impressed sources, one of whom viewed the set as ‘the most down-to-earth chambers I’ve come across.’  Instructing solicitors receive a ‘user-friendly, accommodating, switched-on’ service."  Chambers UK (2013)

QEB Hollis Whiteman has ‘a well-deserved reputation as a leading set in this field.'  Legal 500 (2012)

"The barristers at this set are renowned for the quality of their work in disciplinary proceedings before an array of regulators." Chambers UK (2012)

Notable cases:

Inquest into the death of P.S. (2015)
Polly Dyer represented the family of a woman who was hit by a bus when crossing Barnet High Street. She was instructed by L
Polly Dyer

Appeal Re: DCI S (2015)
Alex Felix represents DCI in Police Appeal Tribunal
Alexandra Felix

Sergeant Loughran-Dickson (2014)
Represents interests of family
Lydia Barnfather

GDC -v- Kibria (2014)
Fallon Alexis represents General Dental Council in prosecution of unqualified tooth whitener
Fallon Alexis

GDC -v- Ross (2014)
Polly Dyer acted for the General Dental Council in a prosecution involving the illegal practice of tooth whitening.
Polly Dyer

BHA -v- Jarvis (Alan) (2014)
Tim Naylor acted on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority against racehorse trainer Alan Jarvis.
Tim Naylor

Successfully defended a doctor accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour and dishonesty. (2014)
Zoe Johnson QC successfully defended a doctor accused by the GMC of sexually inappropriate behaviour and dishonesty.
Zoe Johnson QC

NMC -v- Quinn (2014)
Lead counsel in successful 3 month prosecution of Mr Quinn Who set up and ran an elite unregistered Private hospital for cele
Linda Strudwick

MPTS (GMC) Hearing Post Manslaughter Conviction (2013)
Adrian Darbishire QC represented Dr G, a consultant urologist who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2012, in misconduct p
Adrian Darbishire QC

BHA -v Arnold (Stephen) (2013)
Acted on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority against racehorse owner Stephen Arnold.
Tim Naylor


A new era of enforcement in hospital care?
Ben FitzGerald - Barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers and First Junior Counsel to the Mid Staffordshire Trust Public Inq 29.11.2013
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The Mid Staffordshire Inquiry - An Introduction to its lessons.
Ben FitzGerald has completed an article on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. 16.8.2013
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Regulation of Healthcare Professionals
Whistle-blowing, disclosure and patient confidentiality - the conflict between confidentiality and a duty to disclose. 29.9.2009
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Criminal Prosecutions for Regulators
Selva Ramasamy examines how and why the issue of a criminal prosecution may arise, and the advantages and disadvantages of c 28.7.2009
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For more information on regulatory matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7583 5766 or barristers@qebholliswhiteman.co.uk