Regulatory: Professional Discipline

"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 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


QEB Hollis Whiteman has a notably strong reputation for advising and representing the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, particularly in relation to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

Mark Aldred, ex-police officer, and Susannah Stevens bring particular expertise to our Police Disciplinary Tribunals work.

Courts Martial

We are fully experienced in Court Martial work and have recently been involved in the long-running Iraqi prisoner torture Court Martial.

Notable cases:

GMC -v- Kenyon (2014)
Acts on behalf of GMC in Fitness to Practise case against Doctor alleged to have misled patients over novel cancer treatment.
Ben FitzGerald

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

GDC V Addow (2013)
Dentist Omar Sheikh Mohamed Addow struck off for offering female genital mutilation
Tom Kark QC

GMC v Dr Burley (2013)
GP had relationship with patient

Chiropractor Exonerated (2013)
Misconduct hearing
Adrian Darbishire QC

GMC v Dr Beacon (2013)
Surgeon has an affair with a patient
Ben FitzGerald

NMC v Dmitrowicz (2013)
Nurse facing competence allegations
Caoimhe Daly

GMC v Keilloh (2012)
Dr found guilty of dishonest conduct
Tom Kark QC | Ben FitzGerald


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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