Inquests, Regulatory and Professional Discipline
Kenworthy’s Barristers represent professionals, families, commercial organisations, and public bodies facing Inquests, Professional Discipline hearings, Public Inquiries and meetings before Regulatory panels.
"Chambers are supportive and attentive at short notice. They are also very flexible in order to meet needs that arise on short notice. Decisions that have to be made are not made unilaterally but always after consultation which helps with continuity and confidence."
“Counsel are also amenable to offering an initial opinion in more complex or novel proceedings.”
"Patrick Cassidy handles cases concerning police misconduct and deaths in custody. He has a very strong practice and works hard."
"They have provided a very responsive and efficient service with a wide range of Barristers able to assist at all levels of cases."
“Patrick Cassidy is an excellent Lawyer with a forensic mind and brilliant with client care.”
“Bruce Henry has an excellent manner and rapport with clients and explains case weaknesses and difficulties tactfully and empathically."
Our Barristers represent clients at Inquests, acting for families, workers, and organisations at Coroners Courts throughout the UK. We have a wealth of experience in both prosecuting and defending health and safety cases.
Kenworthy’s Regulatory and Inquests Team has previously worked in education, medicine, and policing. Kenworthy’s Inquest Barristers practice in other areas of law such as Crime, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Experience across relevant sectors and in other areas of law is advantageous when defending individuals and organisations in front of professional panels and before Coroner’s Courts.
Kenworthy’s can provide representation or advice for those facing serious allegations of misconduct or questions of competence at any stage throughout the disciplinary process.
Receiving an allegation of professional negligence or disciplinary action often coincides with a period of personal crisis, however, it is vital to seek legal advice at an early stage. Responding to a recently received letter of complaint in an emotional atmosphere, without proper advice, is ill-advised. The most effective way to respond to allegations from a professional regulator is to instruct a Barrister at the earliest possible stage, prior to any hearing. The earlier communication with our team begins, the greater the benefits from the advice can potentially be.
Kenworthy’s can help you compose your responses to regulators. Our practitioners take a holistic approach to alleged misconduct and can advise on proceedings in Criminal Courts, Employment Tribunals, or at an Inquest. We have successfully argued public inquiries and disciplinary action cases to be systematic failures. Culpability for an event is not just upon one individual at the end of the process but shared by several stakeholders.
Kenworthy’s Barristers have extensive experience in defending allegations of misconduct in the education, healthcare, financial, legal, and police sectors, representing private individuals, trade unions, defence organisations, Accountants, Architects, Doctors, Engineers, Headteachers, Insurance Brokers, Nurses, Prison Officers, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Solicitors, Surveyors, Teachers, and Vets.
Kenworthy’s Inquests, Regulatory and Professional Discipline Barristers
Many of our Inquests, Regulatory and Professional Discipline Barristers accept Public Access work including Patrick Cassidy, Bruce Henry, Abid Khan, Sarah Johnson, Peter Quegan, and Jonathan Greer.
Our Barristers appear before many professional tribunals such as The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), The General Dental Council (GDC), The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service (HCPTS), and The Teachers Regulation Agency (TRA).
Kenworthy’s can represent you in a Professional Disciplinary case with the following:
- The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- The Environment Agency
- The England Boxing Disciplinary Panel
- The Football Association
- The General Chiropractic Council
- The General Dental Council
- The General Medical Council
- The General Optical Council
- The General Pharmaceutical Council
- The General Social Care Council
- The Health and Care Professions Council
- The Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service
- The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
- The Nursing and Midwifery Council
- The Police Disciplinary Tribunal
- The Solicitors Regulatory Authority
- The Teachers Regulation Agency