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 was shortlisted for Professional Discipline Set of the Year at the Chambers & Partners 2018 Bar Awards. 


QEB Hollis Whiteman is a well-respected set housing an accomplished team of Regulatory Practitioners with experience across an ever-expanding range of Professions. Our 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 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

The Kark Review (2019)

Tom Kark QC was asked to conduct an independent review of how effectively the Fit and Proper...

SRA v Perry (2018)

Selva Ramasamy QC acted for the Solicitors Regulation Authority in this case, which involved a...

SRA v Dowell (2018)

Natasha Tahta, instructed by the SRA, presented before the SDT in the matter of Gavin...

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...



Edward Henry QC considers cannabidiol in food and drinks: What does the future hold?

Last October, the EU Novel Foods Committee met to consider the evidence on certain hemp derived products, including Cannabidiol [CBD], to evaluate whether they had been widely used for human consumption within the EU prior to the 15 th of May 1997, being...