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 expertise in 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 aspects of regulatory work, enabling their individual skills to come to the fore.

The team has extensive experience in Coronial Law and includes two Assistant Coroners, acting for all interested parties at inquests ranging from road traffic accident deaths to jury inquests running over several weeks. Counsel are routinely asked to advise bereaved families and dependents on potential civil claims for damages post-inquest.

Members appear in a wide variety of regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and are instructed both by the authority and for the defence. Counsel are routinely instructed to assist from the early stages of an investigation.

Typical cases include judicial review, allegations of serious misfeasance in financial markets, (where experience of the most serious criminal fraud is invaluable), Courts martial and sports disciplinary proceedings.

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

Dere Street  is distinguished by its emphasis on client care and the meticulous preparation undertaken by Counsel. This, combined with our strong reputation for advisory work and forceful and persuasive advocacy, means that Dere Street can field barristers who can appear across the spectrum of regulatory and quasi-regulatory proceedings and 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 members 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 routinely 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 Inquiries

Licensing/Trading Food Standards

Planning and Enforcement

Police, medical, legal, education, sport & military discipline

Prison Law

If you require any further information then please contact Joanne Brown Business Development and Regulatory Clerk

Barristers who practice in this area of law

Please contact our clerks for further details.