Regulatory & Professional Discipline Barristers

Regulatory & Professional Discipline

Chambers undertakes a wide range of regulatory and professional disciplinary work at the highest level.

Within financial services members are instructed by both regulators and also by leading solicitors on behalf of firms and individuals in connection with FCA enforcement investigations and enquiries. Members are currently instructed in many of the high profile regulatory issues relating to LIBOR manipulation, interest rates swaps misselling, breaches of the Listing Rules, breaches of the regulatory perimeter and market abuse. Members also advise on applications for FCA approval, regulatory gateway issues, skilled person reviews and supervisory interventions through the OIVOP procedure.

Members act in proceedings before the FRC, and the disciplinary committees of the ICAEW, ACCA, and CIPFA (for whom a member prosecuted a number of cases arising out of the collapse of the Icelandic banks).

In the healthcare arena members appear before all the major tribunals including the GMC, GDC, NMC, HPC and the First Tier (Care Standards) Tribunal.

Members also have significant experience of police disciplinary tribunals, particularly in cases where equality and/or disability issues arise.

Many instructions in this practice group are highly confidential and are never reported.


  • FCA v Verrier: Prohibition proceedings.
  • FCA v Capital Alternatives Ltd [2014] EWHC 144 (Ch): Whether the defendants were operating a collective investment scheme.
  • RCVS v Samuel [2014] UKPC 13: Successful appeal to the Privy Council by veterinary surgeon struck off because of his criminal convictions.


  • Financial Services Regulation & Enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Police Disciplinary

For more details contact

Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email:

Paul Eeles, Senior Clerk

Steven Wright, Senior Clerk

Regulatory & Professional Discipline Barristers

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Barrister Collingwood Thompson

Collingwood Thompson QC

Call: 1975 | QC: 1998

Barrister Derek Sweeting

Derek Sweeting QC

Call: 1983 | QC: 2001

Barrister Barbara Connolly

Barbara Connolly QC

Call: 1986 | QC: 2011

Barrister Julian Matthews

Julian Matthews

Call: 1979

Barrister Luke Blackburn

Luke Blackburn

Call: 1993

Barrister Jeffrey Jupp

Jeffrey Jupp

Call: 1994

Barrister Andrea Chute

Andrea Chute

Call: 1995

Barrister Elaine Banton

Elaine Banton

Call: 1996

Barrister Nicholas Cropp

Nicholas Cropp

Call: 1999

Barrister Steven Gray

Steven Gray

Call: 2000

Barrister Ayanna Nelson

Ayanna Nelson

Call: 2009

Barrister Stephen Ferson

Stephen Ferson

Call: 2013

Barrister Jas Jandu

Jas Jandu

Call: 2014

Barrister Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Call: 2015

Barrister Kat Shields

Kat Shields

Call: 2016

Barrister Nia Frobisher

Nia Frobisher

Call: 2016

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