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Top-ranked in Chambers UK and Legal 500

Our regulatory team is consistently and independently recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leader in the market.

Our team of specialist and highly experienced lawyers act for individuals, organisations, corporates  and regulators, providing advice on regulatory compliance, investigations, adjudication, enforcement and prosecutions. We help clients respond to regulatory investigations and interventions when the continued operation or reputation of the individual or the business is at stake.

Ensuring compliance with the increasingly complex and pervasive nature of regulation in the UK requires expert advice and support. Whether you or your organisation needs help before or after a regulatory intervention, clear and decisive advice is required. With your reputation, ability to run your organisation or your ability to practise in jeopardy, we bring clarity in often stressful and emotional circumstances.

Many of our clients have complex legal problems that require the help of lawyers from across the firm, including those from our criminal litigation, employment, company and commercial, public law and dispute resolution teams. Our cross-practice approach ensures that clients receive seamless advice and that their legal problems are analysed from every necessary angle.

You can expect a prompt, proactive and compassionate service from lawyers who understand the importance of achieving the very best outcome for your particular situation.

WHAT CLIENTS AND DIRECTORIES HAVE SAID

“The firm has strength in depth. It benefits from a stable of very effective and hard-working lawyers and a leadership team who are not afraid to innovate 

 

 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2017

They are obviously very strong in the field of professional regulation and their experience of working with other regulators is valued as it allows them to bring wider experiences and knowledge to working with us.                  Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2016

When it comes to healthcare-related matters, Kingsley Napley LLP is a ‘force to be reckoned with’, and ‘shines as an exemplar of a quality practice’.

Legal 500 UK 2013

...'no question that they are highly regarded in the professional misconduct field. The reputation of the firm is deserved'... Interviewees consistently praise this 'excellent very professional firm'...

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2013

 

...'The lawyers are able to present cases to an exceptional standard, in terms of both advocacy and legal principles'...

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2014

Regulatory Comment

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Blogs

Solicitors acting as McKenzie Friends and unbundling legal services – a cautionary tale

Let's fast-track solicitor discipline

Publishing of adverse findings can be a sufficiently serious sanction

Regulatory Press Round-Up: February 2017

Regulatory Press Round-Up: February 2017

Patient confidentiality in the spotlight

The results are in: revalidation is working and is here to stay

Should GPs have to disclose previous convictions to patients?

What is the function of a reviewing panel in fitness to practise cases?

ICAEW Disciplinary Committee highlights the seriousness of dishonesty allegations

Duplication of enforcement

Brexit and Law Firms

The Court confirms the importance of applying the correct guidance in respect of registration applications

Legal Services Regulation in 2017 – 5 things to watch

The importance of staying within your field of expertise and having a properly constituted Panel

Restriction of an Investigating Committee’s powers to conduct an internal review of its decisions to issue warnings to registrants

To what extent is an appellate disciplinary tribunal entitled to interfere with a finding made by a panel of first instance when that finding is predicated on primarily hearsay evidence

Taking stock of money laundering obligations in light of recent ICAEW Disciplinary decision

On the first day of Christmas my client gave to me...

‘Dogged and obstinate’ BACP prevented from proceeding to adjudicate on a complaint already disposed of by the UKCP

Case Summary: Appeal allowed against sanction – court states that a committee should take into account the time spent by a registrant suspended under an interim suspension order

Case Summary: Barrister’s successful appeal highlights the importance of taking ‘reasonable steps’ to secure witness attendance

What is the role of an investigator; should they make findings? A case summary

Top tips for managing an accountancy disciplinary investigation

Case Summary: Crosswaite –v- the General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 2947 (Admin)

Hindmarch v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2016] EWHC 2233 (Admin)

Pressure on paramedic services calls for a change to how we use 999

Revised ICAEW Disciplinary Bye-laws introduce new fitness proceedings

The upper age limit for child psychotherapists treating adolescents has been set

What role should personal mitigation play in disciplinary proceedings where a police officer is found to have committed gross misconduct?

The NMC’s move towards ‘private allegations’

Reminder of the importance of disclosure obligations: Successful appeal by two teachers challenging failure of their regulator to give proper disclosure

High threshold to be met before appellate court will depart from professional panel’s factual findings

Privacy by design to safety by default: A process improvement approach to data protection

Legal update: Court confirms need for interim suspension order in a public interest case

High Court confirms strict time limits for GMC appeals and rejects the applicability of the Equality Act 2010 to those proceedings

Successful lawsuit may increase the scope for challenging CQC ratings

High Court awards costs against General Dental Council and dentist in PSA appeal

When tooth whitening is beyond the pale

High Court clarifies the position in relation to reliance on documents from previous investigations and/or the findings from previous investigations

Adverse employment disciplinary findings do not spell the end of your career

Good communication is as important as a doctor's clinical skills

What regulators regard as dishonest – more than you would think!

Case Update: High Court remits case back to the General Dental Council’s Professional Conduct Committee to reconsider whether the erasure sanction imposed was proportionate

The Ministry of Justice consults on lightening the regulatory load for Alternative Business Structures (ABS)

Addressing the suicide risk of doctors under investigation: the GMC take action

Court rejects argument that actions which can be obviously detected rebut a finding of dishonesty

Press Round-Up: Regulatory and Professional Discipline. June 2016 – July 2016

Appellant’s arguments fall flat in citing prejudice/bias by witnesses and the Panel

New body to conduct patient safety investigations

Shining a spotlight on the culture of financial services firms

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