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Dere Street Barristers’ Regulatory team is an umbrella group of multidisciplinary barristers drawn from other core practice areas within chambers.

The knowledge and skills that individual practitioners have gained from their directly relevant criminal, civil and family practice areas means that Dere Street is able to provide barristers who are highly regarded in their respective fields and who have the depth of experience and technical expertise necessary for all aspect of regulatory work where their individual skills in come to the fore.

Members appear in a wide variety of regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and are instructed both by the regulatory/disciplinary authority and for the defence. They frequently appear in judicial review proceedings for either party. Dere Street Barristers are frequently instructed to assist from the early stages of an investigation.

Typical cases include those involving serious misfeasance in financial markets, (where experience of the most serious criminal fraud is invaluable) allegations of serious misconduct by police officers, regulation of medical/health care professionals and sports disciplinary proceedings.

Members regularly appear before disciplinary tribunals (police, solicitors, courts martial and other professional disciplinary tribunals) and regulatory authorities. They have experience in Coronial Law and act for interested parties, including bereaved families at inquests ranging from road traffic accident deaths to extended jury inquests. The team also advise bereaved families and dependents on potential civil claims for damages post-inquest.

Practitioners in this group have experience representing members of various professional bodies, including doctors, nurses, accountants, police officers, teachers and solicitors at both internal and external disciplinary hearings.

All are qualified to receive instruction through Direct Public Access.

What distinguishes Dere Street’s approach is our emphasis on client care and the meticulous preparation undertaken by our advocates. This combined with our strong reputation for advisory work and forceful and persuasive advocacy means that Dere Street has available barrister who can appear across the spectrum of regulatory and quasi-regulatory proceedings and who are able to undertake all levels of applications and hearings. The depth and breadth of the team provides for comprehensive coverage in the regulatory arena.

All member have considerable experience in their particular speciality and Chambers itself has in place rigorous professional development for all members of the team. This ensures that members can provide reliable advice and guidance in relation to all aspect of regulatory law. In addition, members are always willing to provide CPD training for solicitors and other professionals.

Some of the arears of work undertaken within Regulatory Law:

  • Environmental Crime, Animal Welfare and Farming
  • Educational Law
  • Financial Services
  • H & S (including fatality)
  • Inquest and Public Enquiries
  • Licensing/Trading Food Standards
  • Planning and Enforcement
  • Police, medical, education, sport &  military discipline
  • Prison Law