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Littleton has a thriving and dynamic Professional Discipline group able to offer top quality advice and representation across a number of sectors in which it offers real expertise.

We are all civil practitioners who excel in commercial, public and/or employment litigation as well as the core areas of the Professional Discipline portfolio, which gives us cutting-edge crossover expertise. This distinguishes us from other sets, which pair disciplinary/regulatory work with crime or offer pure disciplinary/regulatory expertise in a vacuum.

Clients come to us time and again for:

  • Strategic advice to save costs at the very outset
  • A nuanced understanding of the private and public sectors
  • Sector-focussed expertise borne of litigating regularly in the field
  • Injunctions – we are first rate litigators well-versed in QBD, Chancery and Administrative Court interim relief work
  • Business and common sense
  • The ability to work in sensitive situations and/or in high profile cases 
  • Advocacy from barristers who are known for representing clients at the very highest levels in the land.

Littleton members have particular expertise in Healthcare, Education, Legal and Financial Services. Its members advise and represent regulatory bodies, representative bodies and private parties in relation to:

  • Internal hearings, suspensions, sanctions, exclusions and appeals
  • Injunctions and interim orders
  • Disciplinary cases in front of professional regulators
  • Drafting rules and amendments (including for the regulators themselves)
  • Human rights and public law
  • EU law, competition and free movement.

Our group includes assessors,panellists and legal advisers to the main disciplinary and regulatory panels, members of ARDL, approved counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission and Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel, and those with specialist medical and medico-legal expertise and qualifications.

Our collective experience includes the General Medical Council, PMETB, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health Professions Council, the General Dental Council, the General Optical Council, the Mental Capacity Act Informal Rules Committee, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the General Social Care Council, the General Teaching Council for England, the Professional Conduct Committee of British Psychological Society, the Farriers Registration Council, the Electoral Commission, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board and the Financial Conduct Authority.

For our cases and further details select the links to the right. Our key cases include:

Our members regularly deliver CPD sessions to interested professionals.

Please contact Carol Davis or Niran de Silva for further details of our practice, upcoming events or to be added to our mailing list to receive updates and bulletins.


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