Professional Discipline


Professional discipline is a growing area of work for Libertas.

We have several members who are established specialists in this field with particular expertise in accountancy, healthcare and police work.

We also have several members with experience in sports regulatory work acting in anti-doping, safeguarding and misconduct cases.

All of our professional disciplinary barristers come from a background in criminal practice, meaning they are very experienced advocates and advisers.

Professional Disiplinary Proceedings

We understand how sensitive professional disciplinary proceedings can be and the emotional impact on our clients facing allegations.

Careers and professional reputations are at stake. Our Barristers have extensive experience representing clients in complex and serious cases and a strong track record of achieving successful outcomes and saving careers.

We work with the leading defence organisations, unions, insurers and solicitors. Many of our members can also accept direct access instructions working directly with clients facing professional disciplinary proceedings. We work very closely with our clients to prepare defences and presentations at hearings.

Professional Discipline Expertise

Financial services and Accountancy

Our team of professional discipline barristers at Libertas Chambers have extensive experience in proceedings involving financial services regulation, particularly those involving the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Association of Accounting Technicians and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Healthcare professionals

Professional discipline barristers at Libertas Chambers are regularly instructed to appear before healthcare tribunals, in relation to all the main regulators of healthcare professions, including:

  • the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • General Optical Council (GoC)
  • the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
  • the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP)
  • and the Pharmaceutical Society of NI (PSNI).

Police Discipline

Our teams act for police officers in disciplinary proceedings and at inquests and public inquiries.

Sports Regulation

Our professional discipline barristers act in a wide range of sports disciplinary hearings and, in particular, the Football Association (FA), Rugby Football Union (RFU), and the Irish Football Association (IFA).

Why Choose Our Professional Discipline Barristers?

At Libertas Chambers, our team includes members with experience chairing police disciplinary tribunals, case presenting & legal advisor work with healthcare regulators, chairing sports regulatory panels and heading the disciplinary team with an accountancy regulator.

We have members on Sports Resolutions Pro Bono Panel acting pro bono for athletes in safeguarding and anti-doping cases. One of our members sits on the Bar’s disciplinary tribunal dealing with barrister misconduct cases.

This breadth of experience within the team enables us to offer a specialist service to all of our clients focused upon a detailed understanding of the disciplinary process and sanctions, focused & sensible advice, effective case management and the highest standards of advocacy representing our clients at hearings.

Do not hesitate to speak to senior clerk Marc King for further information and to discuss your specific needs.

We look forward to working with you.

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