Professional Discipline

"The cream of the crop for professional disciplinary cases in the legal and accountancy fields."


Chambers & Partners

Acting in professional disciplinary matters is a core part of our work.

We regularly help clients to navigate the continually developing regulatory landscape through our advisory work and we also support them through contentious proceedings and investigations.

Our work extends to a variety of professionals and regulated entities including legal professionals (such as solicitors, barristers and law firms), medical professionals, architects, accountants and auditors. We have a particular focus on the legal and financial services sectors and many of our members have acted – often alongside and/or against one another – in major cases in these sectors.

Our work includes advising on sensitive matters including in relation to sexual misconduct and MeToo-related issues, and in matters where professionals are accused of acting dishonestly or in relation to issues such as conflicts of interest. Much of our work is highly confidential although, where the matters are in the public domain, they are very often high-profile and attract significant press attention.

We are regularly called upon to advise on regulatory and disciplinary issues that arise as a result of high-profile company collapses including the likes of MG Rover, Carillion and Silentnight.

Our members receive instructions from both the regulators – such as the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Reporting Council, the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board – and regulated entities / firms and individuals.

Many of our members have held, and continue to hold, important roles in the wider industry including within the Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers, the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board.

In both 2019 and 2021, Fountain Court was awarded ‘Professional Discipline Set of the Year’ at the Chambers Bar Awards.

Our work includes cases relating to:

  • Legal professionals or entities including solicitors, barristers and law firms
  • Financial services professionals including accountants, auditors and financial advisors
  • Property and construction professionals
  • Medical professionals
  • Insurance professionals
  • Insolvency practitioners
  • Other professionals such as mortgage advisors and IT and technology professionals

Professional Discipline Barristers

Richard Lissack QC

Richard Lissack QC

Call 1978 | Silk 1994

Timothy Dutton QC

Timothy Dutton CBE QC

Call 1979 | Silk 1998

Michael McLaren QC

Michael McLaren QC

Call 1981 | Silk 2002

Patricia Robertson QC

Patricia Robertson QC

Call 1988 | Silk 2006

Mark Simpson QC

Mark Simpson QC

Call 1992 | Silk 2008

Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC

Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC

Call 1993 | Silk 2009

Derrick Dale QC

Derrick Dale QC

Call 1990 | Silk 2010

Paul Gott QC

Paul Gott QC

Call 1991 | Silk 2012

Richard Coleman QC

Richard Coleman QC

Call 1994 | Silk 2012

Bridget Lucas QC

Bridget Lucas QC

Call 1989 | Silk 2018

James Cutress QC

James Cutress QC

Call 2000 | Silk 2018

Nicholas Medcroft QC

Nicholas Medcroft QC

Call 1998 | Silk 2019

Giles Wheeler QC

Giles Wheeler QC

Call 1998 | Silk 2020

Edward Levey QC

Edward Levey QC

Call 1999 | Silk 2020

Robin Barclay QC

Robin Barclay QC

Call 1999 | Silk 2020

Ben Lynch QC

Ben Lynch QC

Call 2001 | Silk 2020

Chloe Carpenter QC

Chloe Carpenter QC

Call 2001 | Silk 2020

Deepak Nambisan

Call 1998

Marianne Butler

Marianne Butler

Call 2003

Rupert Allen

Rupert Allen

Call 2005

Richard Power

Call 2007

Craig Ulyatt

Craig Ulyatt

Call 2008

Tetyana Nesterchuk

Tetyana Nesterchuk

Call 2011

Rebecca Loveridge

Rebecca Loveridge

Call 2011

Philip Ahlquist

Philip Ahlquist

Call 2012

Samuel Ritchie

Samuel Ritchie

Call 2012

James Hart

James Hart

Call 2012

Joseph Farmer

Joseph Farmer

Call 2013

Simon Paul

Simon Paul

Call 2013

Nick Daly

Nick Daly

Call 2014

Max Evans

Max Evans

Call 2015

Ian Bergson

Ian Bergson

Call 2015

Alexandra Whelan

Alexandra Whelan

Call 2016

Jacob Turner

Jacob Turner

Call 2016

Laurentia de Bruyn

Laurentia de Bruyn

Call 2018

Gillian Hughes

Gillian Hughes

Call 2018

Nathalie Koh

Nathalie Koh

Call 2019

Joseph Leech

Joseph Leech

Call 2020

Francesca Ruddy

Francesca Ruddy

Call 2020

Daniel Schwennicke

Daniel Schwennicke

Call 2020

Hannah Bernstein

Hannah Bernstein

Call 2020

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Contact our clerks

For more information on our experience or to discuss a particular case, please contact us.

Call:    +44 (0)207 583 3335
Email: clerks@fountaincourt.co.uk

"Fountain Court Chambers’ barristers are 'very highly regarded' by instructing solicitors and 'regularly lead on significant regulatory investigations and prosecutions'."


The Legal 500

"Noted for its 'fantastic strength in depth'."


The Legal 500

"An instructing solicitor comments: 'They are without exception among the leaders in their field'."


Chambers & Partners

"The barristers regularly defend individuals such as solicitors, accountants and auditors accused of the most serious misconduct, and also prosecute such individuals on behalf of their regulatory bodies."


Chambers & Partners

"'Elite set' Fountain Court Chambers' practice has 'an abundance of talent and depth', and the team fields extensive expertise on matters involving white-collar regulators'."


The Legal 500

"A top-drawer set who really understand our work."


Chambers & Partners

"The barristers operate at the very highest level in the fields of legal and financial services regulation."


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"Fountain Court Chambers has a rich array of talent in the field of professional discipline/regulatory work."


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