Our Expertise

Regulatory & Disciplinary

Members of 4 New Square Chambers have substantial and long-standing experience of prosecuting and defending disciplinary complaints. Chambers is nominated ‘for Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary Set of the Year’ (2022) in the Legal 500 Bar Awards.

‘Excellent strength in depth in the field of professional liability and regulation. Very well clerked and they are always able to field  someone appropriate even in an emergency.’ ; ‘The go-to set for professional discipline. Their training seminars are excellent and they offer a wide range of useful and relevant topics, skillfully delivered.’ – Legal 500, 2023

Barristers at this set expertly handle disciplinary matters for professionals across a range of different sectors, including legal and accountancy, and in various sports, notably horse racing.’ – Chambers & Partners

We are recognised by the directories for being one of the leading sets and this area of work ties in extremely well with Chambers’ pre-eminence in professional liability and financial services work, which gives us an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of professions and a number of disciplinary tribunals.

In the last few years we have been involved in a number of high-profile proceedings (whether before tribunals or in court related proceedings), especially in the context of accountants/auditors, taxation professionals and lawyers (both solicitors and barristers).

Issues with which we habitually deal vary from inadequate professional services to conflicts of interest, inadequate account-keeping, falsifying evidence and fraud.

We have particular experience of acting before the following tribunals:

Lawyers

  • The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal
  • The Bar Disciplinary Tribunal
  • The Bar Standards Board

Accountants, Auditors & Actuaries

  • The Financial Reporting Council;
  • The Disciplinary Tribunal of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation;
  • The Association of Taxation Technicians.
  • The Disciplinary Committee of the ICAEW;
  • The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Architects

  • The Architects Registration Board
  • Royal Institute of British Architects

Medical & Veterinary Practice

  • The General Medical Council;
  • The Professional Conduct Committee of the Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine;
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Sports

  • A number of individuals in Chambers also appear before sports related tribunals. Please refer to the separate ‘Sports‘ page for further information.

Certain members of Chambers also have experience of sitting on disciplinary tribunals or acting as legal assessors to disciplinary panels. Please speak to the clerks for further information.

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Chambers & Partners

“Barristers at 4 New Square are admired for their expert handling of disciplinary matters for professionals across a range of different sectors, including legal and accountancy, and in various sports, notably horse racing."

Regulatory & Disciplinary Barristers

Nicholas Bacon KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2010

Roger Stewart KC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2001

Patrick Lawrence KC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2002

Graeme McPherson KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2008

Ben Hubble KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2009

Paul Nicholls KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2012

Graham Chapman KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2014

Benjamin Williams KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2015

Jamie Smith KC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2015

Paul Mitchell KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Alison Padfield KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2018

Robert Marven KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2018

Siân Mirchandani KC, FCIArb

Call: 1997 Silk: 2019

Daniel Saoul KC

Call: 2008 Silk: 2019

Roger Mallalieu KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2020

Richard Liddell KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2020

Amanda Savage KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2020

Clare Dixon KC

Call: 2002 Silk: 2021

George Spalton KC

Call: 2004 Silk: 2021

Helen Evans KC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2022

Paul Parker

Call: 1986

Charles Phipps

Call: 1992

Scott Allen

Call: 2000

Stephen Innes

Call: 2000

Shail Patel

Call: 2006

Thomas Ogden

Call: 2008

Tom Shepherd

Call: 2008

Ben Smiley

Call: 2009

Benjamin Fowler

Call: 2011

Anthony Jones

Call: 2011

Saaman Pourghadiri

Call: 2012

William Harman

Call: 2016

Hannah Daly

Call: 2017

Melody Hadfield

Call: 2018

If you would like to know more or have a question please talk to our clerks

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