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Patrick Lawrence QC

Disciplinary

Chambers and Partners 2013 describe Patrick as "very bright" with a "huge ability to take in massive amounts of detail in very complex cases and make them straightforward."

He has appeared for solicitors and surveyors in front of their professional disciplinary bodies on numerous occasions.   In the last 4 years he has been retained in disciplinary matters involving solicitors, barristers, a handwriting expert, a psychologist and a county councillor.  He has advised on judicial review remedies in this field and has been concerned in a judicial review application against the Bar Council.  He is very familiar with issues arising where a complainant has delayed unreasonably before lodging the complaint.  He has been retained by the JDS and the AADB (the bodies charged with investigating public interest allegations against the auditors of public companies) to conduct four substantial tribunal hearings.

He is currently acting in judicial review proceedings against the ICAEW concerning a complaint against a chartered accountant; and in the first matter to go before the Disciplinary Committee of the Insolvency Practitioners Association for a number of years.