Professional Discipline

Leaders in the field of Professional Discipline, QEB Hollis Whiteman has a wealth of talent from top to bottom with experience across the spectrum of professions.


QEB Hollis Whiteman is a well-respected set housing an accomplished team of regulatory practitioners with experience across an ever expanding range of professions. Its skilled members regularly attract instructions in high-value, complex matters and our vast experience across fields that often interface with professional discipline sets us apart.

Our Experience

We have extensive experience in relation to the full range of regulated professions, both presenting on behalf of the regulator and defending the professional.  Our experience extends to the regulation of accountants, surveyors, architects, teachers, vets, farriers, the military and lawyers. 

We have advised at various stages of the regulatory process from investigation through to appeals to the High Court and applications by way of Judicial Review.  We have represented parties at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, the National College of Teaching and Leadership, at Courts Martial, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service.  

We have strength across all levels of call from the lower junior end to Queen's Counsel.  Our juniors have gained invaluable experience assisting regulators at various stages of a case and have assisted in-house with work for the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  This has included interviewing witnesses and preparing cases for charge and hearings.  Our most senior counsel have advised regulators at the most senior level.  All levels are equipped to deal with all categories of hearing.  The breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of professional discipline generally, is shared amongst the group to ensure that not only are our barristers well informed but also well positioned to deal with any novel issues that might arise.

Members of our team are regularly invited to comment, write and speak on key issues in the field. 

Recent Cases

Inquest into the Death of NM (2018)

Selva Ramasamy QC represented a consultant in this inquiry into the death of a mother and baby...

Dr BG (2017)

Sean Larkin QC acted for Dr Bawa-Garba at the High Court in response to a GMC...

SRA v A (2017 Ongoing)

Selva Ramasamy QC is representing a solicitor facing allegations of dishonest claims in Legal...

SRA v Mr H (2016)

Philip Stott acts for the defence in an appeal at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal,...

CILEX v Mr H (2015)

Philip Stott acts for the defence in regards to the reprimand imposed at the Chartered...



Alexandra Felix and Tom Orpin-Massey consider whether it would be appropriate for regulatory panels to draw 'adverse inferences'

Alexandra Felix and Tom Orpin-Massey consider in the New Law Journal whether regulatory and disciplinary panels could benefit from allowing ‘adverse inferences’ to be drawn from non-co-operative behaviour. Read the NLJ article HERE Reproduced...