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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.

Inquests

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.

Professional Discipline

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.

Our Barristers

Kenworthy’s Inquests, Regulatory and Professional Discipline Barristers

Year of Call | 1982

Peer Barristers praise the ‘unflappable’ Patrick Cassidy for his hard work and empathetic nature which is “no doubt a reassuring presence for clients in difficult cases.”

Year of Call | 2001

Michael Smith has considerable experience in dealing with the legal implications of fatal accidents and accepts instructions to assist in Inquests and inquiries.

Year of Call | 1988

Bruce Henry has knowledge of the standards of practice for a wide variety of professionals in healthcare and education including Midwives, Physiotherapists, Teachers, Social Workers, Podiatrists, and Art Therapists.

Year of Call | 1989

Patrick Williamson has been instructed in numerous Inquests involving deaths in custody both in prison, police stations and in care facilities, acting for employees of the institutions concerned.

Year of Call | 1997

Alison Mather has frequently appeared in Inquests on deaths that occurred whilst the deceased was in the care of the state. She has comprehensive knowledge on Public Inquiries and considerable experience of proceedings before the Coroner's Court.

Year of Call | 2001

Sarah Johnson represents at Inquests and takes an increasing interest in coronial law, acting not only for victims' families but also for third parties.

Year of Call | 2010

Prior to coming to the Bar, Peter Quegan appeared in over 30 Inquests all over England and Wales, many of which concerned motor accidents.

Year of Call | 2010

Joannah Webster is ideally suited to represent healthcare professionals at Fitness to Practice Tribunals. She is developing a Regulatory practice and has a special interest in Inquests.

Year of Call | 1999

Jonathan Turner can handle public inquiries, Regulatory and Inquests. He has experience working with health and safety regulations, with the New Roads and Street Works Act, and on permit breaches.

Year of Call | 2012

Jonathan Greer worked as a part of the team of Solicitors representing three of the bereaved families from the Hillsborough stadium disaster Inquest.

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Year of Call | 1999

Marc Asquith has experience in road traffic Inquests, aviation fatality Inquests, and multi-day jury Inquests into deaths involving health and social care authorities.

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Year of Call | 2011

Abid Khan has experience in defending medical professionals before the General Medical Council. He has acted and advised in many GMC proceedings.

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 Expertise


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

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Contact Us

If you have an Inquest, Public Inquiry, Professional Discipline or Regulatory case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Clerks Paul Mander or Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected] or [email protected], or fill out our contact form.