In 2013 we were awarded Professional Discipline Set of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards
1 Crown Office Row has unrivalled expertise in the professional discipline field. Its members represent a swathe of professionals and are particularly strong when it comes to the medical, legal and financial sectors. Indeed, such is the amount of GMC work undertaken that the set opened an annexe in Manchester in the same building as the GMC's hearing rooms. Other professionals catered to include accountants, surveyors, engineers, physiotherapists, brokers and vets, to name but a few. Unsurprisingly, considering this wide reach and the breadth of talent on offer, members of chambers are routinely involved in the major cases of the day. (Chambers and Partners 2014)
1 Crown Office Row is home to an intimidating array of top-class silks and juniors, who carry out the majority of their work within the healthcare sector. "Good on paper and good on their feet," the set's barristers are viewed as "at the top for medical defence work."..."One of the strongest chambers in terms of depth and consistency" (Chambers and Partners 2013)
"1 Crown Office Row is particularly well known for its work in the healthcare sector. Its members have appeared in some of the most high profile and gruelling cases to come before the GMC, and have earned their spurs in that area. Their expertise, however, extends further: barristers at the set have appeared before regulatory bodies connected to the financial services, law, engineering, sports, and veterinary science sectors. They are deemed to be very knowledgeable, clear in their advice and good with expert witnesses.”" (Chambers and Partners, 2012)
For the second time in the last 3 years, 1COR has been named “Professional Discipline Set of the Year” at the Chambers Bar Awards 2010.
We are recognised by Chambers & Partners Legal Directory and The Legal 500 as a top-ranked set in this area -
One Crown Office Row provides 'a very high standard of service' and includes an impressive cadre or silks... (Legal 500, 2010)
Excellent clerks assist high-class counsel who "have a highly professional outlook and a breadth and depth of knowledge superior to most." (Chambers & Partners 2010)
Members of Chambers have wide experience of appearing before, chairing and sitting as Legal Assessors on Disciplinary Tribunals. Our work includes participation in disciplinary procedures in both professional and employment contexts. We also act in more wide-ranging disciplinary inquiries within the public sector.
Our recent work includes:
The Wakefield case in the General Medical Council (GMC) which involved 7 Members of chambers.
Also in the GMC, the cases of Professor Southall and Professor Sir Roy Meadows.
The case of Plenderleith v RCVS in the Privy Council (disciplinary proceedings against a veterinary surgeon).
In addition our Professional Disciplinary Group have acted for solicitors, accountants, surveyors, engineers, brokers, doctors, opticians, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dentists and vets before their respective professional bodies. Such representation covers all stages of the process, from participating in the initial response, to appearing at the inquiries and, if necessary, safeguarding any rights by recourse to the High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council, as appropriate.
Joanna Glynn QC is the author (with David Gomez) of "Fitness to Practise : Health Care Regulatory Law, Principle and Process", Sweet and Maxwell, July 2005, and "The Regulation of Healthcare Professionals: Law, Principle and Process", Sweet and Maxwell, October 2012. These books cover all the UK health care regulators, and include chapters on all aspects of law and practice in the field of healthcare regulation.
We offer experience of both sides of the disciplinary process. Members of the group have acted for regulators in an advisory capacity and presented cases before their tribunals including for the GMC, the GOC, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, for NHS Trusts and in police disciplinary Panels.
It was the high volume of GMC work undertaken by Members that prompted our decision to open an Annexe in the same building as the GMC's [now the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service's] hearing rooms in Manchester.
We also have extensive experience acting in applications brought before the High Court by the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals (now the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence).
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