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I am the Senior Partner of Fieldfisher and chair the firm’s Supervisory Board. I also practise as a lawyer in the firm’s Public and Regulatory law group.
I specialise in advising statutory and royal charter regulators and a wide range of Non-Departmental Public Bodies on all aspects of their work. I have particular experience in advising on compliance and discipline issues, often within the in healthcare or finance sectors.
I have particular experience in advising regulators on their registration and discipline functions. My work regularly involves advising on related issues including human rights, information transfer and judicial review. I have been consistently ranked as a leading tier 1 individual in the public and administrative and professional discipline sections of the leading legal guides.
I have been appointed by the Pensions Regulator to its Determinations Panel. I also sit as a panel chair for the Horseracing Regulatory Authority. As a former doctor I have an interest in drug use in sport and chair doping cases for the Rugby Football Union and have been appointed as legal chair to the National Anti-Doping Panel.
Legal 500 2014 describes me as having “a wealth of public law experience” and “has real versatility”
Chambers UK 2015 describes me as a “natural litigator” and having “good judgement and focus on the best interest of his clients”
Public and Regulatory Law Practice:
We live in an increasingly regulated world, with rules and legislation both restricting and protecting the practices of organisations and individuals. Navigating the red tape without expert advice can be both confusing and costly.
We are specialists in the field of public and regulatory law. Whether you are a commercial organisation working within a regulated market or a public body, we understand the regulatory challenges you face and the help you are likely to need to overcome or withstand them.
Regardless of the size or nature of your organisation, we can meet all of your regulatory needs. We regularly assist clients on policy, powers, acting lawfully, governance and statutory interpretation; bringing and defending legal challenges, including judicial reviews; and conducting, or assisting with, public inquiries, inquests and investigations.
Our work also includes supporting regulatory bodies in bringing prosecutions; preparing and presenting regulatory cases; providing training to Fitness to Practise panellists and regulatory committees on a variety of topics including decision reasoning, procedure, case law and avoiding judicial reviews; and drafting rules and regulations.
We advise clients established in various sectors, including life sciences and healthcare; technology, media and telecommunications; transport; sport and the public sector.