Professional Discipline


Cloisters has a strong track-record in disciplinary and regulatory work at all levels and in a wide variety of sectors. Our barristers are particularly well-placed to draw on the overlap between this field and our other core areas of practice.

Members of chambers appear regularly in health-care disciplinary and regulatory settings such as the NMC, GMC, HCPC and GDC, drawing on their knowledge and expertise in clinical settings. Cloisters also has significant expertise in the education setting representing teachers and headteachers in TRA professional conduct hearings.

A number of our barristers have sat as Chairs and Legal Assessors on panels such as the Police Appeals Tribunal and GMC Fitness to Practise Panel.

A large number of our barristers also accept instructions to act for both employees or employers in internal disciplinary hearings as well as acting as chairs or advisors to internal panels or as independent investigators. Our employment expertise is invaluable in this setting and makes Cloisters an excellent choice for providing assistance with sensitive or complex internal matters.

Our barristers for Professional Discipline




Robin Allen QC

Year of silk: 1995

Paul Epstein QC

Year of silk: 2006

Daphne Romney QC

Year of silk: 2009

Patricia Hitchcock QC

Year of silk: 2011

Jacques Algazy QC*

Year of silk: 2012

Caspar Glyn QC

Year of silk: 2012

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC

Year of silk: 2014

Rachel Crasnow QC

Year of silk: 2015

Schona Jolly QC

Year of silk: 2017

Tom Coghlin QC

Year of silk: 2018

Ed Williams QC

Year of silk: 2018

Declan O’Dempsey

Year of call: 1987

Catherine Casserley

Year of call: 1991

Yvette Genn

Year of call: 1991

Paul Michell

Year of call: 1991

Sally Robertson

Year of call: 1995

Akua Reindorf

Year of call: 1999

Tom Brown

Year of call: 2000

Linda Jacobs

Year of call: 2000

Claire McCann

Year of call: 2000

Anna Beale

Year of call: 2001

Adam Ohringer

Year of call: 2001

Sarah Fraser Butlin

Year of call: 2005

Chris Milsom

Year of call: 2006

Olivia-Faith Dobbie

Year of call: 2007

Caroline Musgrave-Cohen

Year of call: 2008

Nathaniel Caiden

Year of call: 2009

Sheryn Omeri

Year of call: 2010

Chesca Lord

Year of call: 2011

Rachel Barrett

Year of call: 2012

Tamar Burton

Year of call: 2012

Jennifer Danvers

Year of call: 2012

Jonathan Cook

Year of call: 2017

Ruaraidh Fitzpatrick

Year of call: 2017

Laurene Veale

Year of call: 2019

Charlotte Goodman

Year of call: 2019

Dr Melanie Sharp

Year of call: 2020

Ameer Ismail (Pupil)

Year of call: 2021

Lameesa Iqbal (Pupil)

Year of call: 2021

Michael Potter

Year of call: 1988

Sir Stephen Sedley

Year of call: 1964

Jonathan Mitchell QC

Year of call: 1979

Brian Napier QC

Year of call: 1986
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