Medical and Regulatory Law Specialist Barristers | England, Wales, UK | London, Manchester & Regional

Barristers Areas of Legal Work

Our Areas of Practice


Specialists in medical and regulatory law

Medical and Regulatory Law includes: health care law, mental health law, clinical negligence, coroner’s inquests, professional conduct law, general regulatory law, clinician employment law, hospital and care home law, contract and commercial law connected to the health care and regulatory law sectors, GP and other partnership law, healthcare regulation generally. 

We also cover many legal and regulatory matters unrelated to the healthcare and medical sector. 

We cover the law of England and Wales. Some national regulators enable our lawyers to appear in hearings, where they list the case to be heard in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In regulatory law we represent both medical and non-medical professionals in regulatory and disciplinary processes. We cover many other aspects of medical and regulatory law. 

Members of the public and professionals may now instruct a barrister directly to obtain legal advice or representation, or come to us via a solicitor. 

For more details of our legal services, click on the links below, or see our page: Index of Our Legal Specialisms.

Alexander Barristers Chambers’ Areas of Work (A-Z)

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Care Standards Law, Care Home Law and Nursing Fees Challenges

Clinical Negligence Professional Negligence

Coroner’s Inquests and Public Inquiries

Criminal Law (Medical and Regulatory)

Civil Law (Medical, Domestic, Commercial)

Court of Protection and High Court Applications

Employment Law

Medical Law, and Sensitive Subject Matter

Mental Health Law

Personal Injury

Professional Conduct, Fitness to Practise and Health Committee Law

Public Law Challenges

Regulatory Law and Licensing

Serious Case Review Authorship. Independent Legal Chairing of Panels for Health Care Organisations and other Organisations

Reputation Management: Libel, Defamation, Slander, Damages, Counter-Publicity, Corrections


  • Care Standards Law, Care Home Law, Nursing Fees:
    • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
    • Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW)
    • Care Council for Wales (CCfW)
    • Care Home closures, warning notices, appeals, and registrations
    • Emergency Care Home Closures – Represention and Advice in Magistrates Court
    • Care Home Standards and Protocols – failing homes, improvement notices, criminal prosecution defence
    • Care Home Commercial Disputes – contractual and supplier
    • Challenges to NHS assessments of primary health care needs and nursing fees, whether total care or Registered Nursing Care Contributions (RNCC), and NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC)
    • Legal Responses to CQC Criticism
    • Appeals to Care Standards Tribunal (CST) and other similar bodies
    • Ofsted Inspections and Closures: Children’s Homes, Nurseries and Schools, Registered Childminders. Legal responses to critical reports and notices of cancellation, threats to registration.

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    • Reputation Management:
      • Injunctions to Stop Publication of False Stories against Clinicians and Clinical Establishments
      • Libel / Slander Claims
      • Defamation Actions
      • Corrections for Newspaper and Media Distortions and Mis-reporting
      • Claims for Damages / Compensation in Defamation Actions
      • Correspondence with Newspapers and Media Organisations to provide Correct Information
      • Advice on Whistleblowing Procedures, Media Intrusion and Covert Filiming
      • Healthcare Practioner Reputation Management

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    • Medical Law, and Sensitive Matters requiring Strict Confidentiality:
      • ‘Medical Law’ includes all of the areas of law referred to in this website
      • ‘Medical Law’ also refers to any area of law that has a medical practice, medical policy, medical regulatory element, medically related criminal matter, medically related civil matter, or medically related commercial matter to it
      • We provide legal advice on all aspects of medical law, including areas of medical and regulatory law not mentioned on this website’s pages
      • Call us in confidence to discuss whether we can assist you in relation to a particular area of medical law
      • Some people are reluctant to call because they are unsure whether they have an issue that we can assist with or because the subject matter is highly sensitive
      • We will deal professionally with calls, in strict confidence (which is a regulatory requirement in any event), and we would seek to reassure you that we have probably dealt with such matters before

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    • Clinical Negligence & Professional Negligence:
  • Clinical accidents and Personal Injury
  • Surgical failings and errors
  • Acts and omissions leading to injury or death – Fatalities
  • Faulty clinical products or inappropriate use of medicines
  • Pressure Sore development
  • Incompetence clinically or managerially
  • Birth injuries and Defects
  • Both claimant and defence work undertaken in all clinical and paramedical specialities
  • General Professional negligence for industries and professions allied to health
  • Pharmaceutical Claims and Medical Research Law
  • Failures to whistleblow leading to harm of patients

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    • Coroner’s Inquests and Public Inquiries:
      • Inquests into unnatural or violent deaths, deaths from unknown causes, deaths from accidental overdoses. Investigations into causes of death.
      • Advice on evidence and verdicts, including narrative verdicts. Verdicts can include: suicide, unlawful killing, accidental death, death by misadventure, death from clinical or other neglect or self-neglect.
      • Advice on appealing under s.13 Coroners Act 1988 (with the Attorney General’s Fiat or Permission) or judicially reviewing a coroner’s decision.
      • Representing:
    • Families
    • Clinicians
    • Individuals
    • Healthcare Professionals
    • Other Professionals
    • Hospitals and Nursing Homes
    • Local Authorities
    • Commercial Organisations
    • National Bodies
    • Other ‘interested persons”
    • Prisons and Police Forces
    • Health and Safety Breaches leading to Death

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        • Criminal Law (Medical and Regulatory)
        • Medical Malpractice – Assault (treatment without consent)
        • Unlawful killings (accidental killings, homicide, manslaughter)
        • Causation medical issues (death and serious harm)
        • Indecent assault in clinic (allegations of improriety)
        • Clinical Fraud, Overclaiming fees for services not provided
        • Defence of doctors, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals in criminal proceedings
        • Health and Safety prosecutions and defence
        • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Prosecutions and Appeals
        • Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Challenges and Appeals
        • Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) prosecutions
        • General Dental Council (GDC) Criminal Prosecutions – including Tooth Whitening / Teeth Whitening
        • Regulatory Offence Prosecutions by Regulators and Trading Standards
        • NHS Counter Fraud Interviews and Prosecutions

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      • Public Law, Court of Protection and High Court Applications:
        • Medical law and ethics generally
        • Patient’s refusal to consent
        • Advance directives – Living Wills
        • Capacity – adults, minors
        • Withdrawal of treatment
        • Capacity Act 2005 legal issues
        • Injunctions and Injunctive Relief
        • Challenges to Hospital Doctors and Coroners Decisions
        • Challenges on Grounds of Religious Belief (Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.)
        • Public Health Law
        • Public Law Challenges
        • Serious Case Review Authorship and Independent Chairing
        • Public Inquiry Representation
        • Independent Legal Chairing of Healthcare and other Regulatory Panels
        • Court of Protection Law
        • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Decisions, Replies, Challenges – Upper Tribunal Appeals

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      • Employment Law (Medical and General Employment):
        • Employer Disciplinary Hearing Representation
        • Unfair Dismissal Claims
        • Discrimination Claims
        • All Sector Employer and Employee Advice and Representation
        • Advice on Settlements
        • Healthcare Sector Employers Legal Advice and Legal Representation
        • Healthcare Sector Employees
        • Chairing of Employment Disciplinary Hearings and Appeals
        • Partnership Law, Contracts, and Dissolution

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      • Personal Injury:
        • Complex and simple injuries
        • Tripping and Slipping
        • Fatal accidents
        • Workplace accidents
        • Catastrophic injuries
        • Both claimant and defence work undertaken
        • Product Liability
        • Criminal Injuries Compensation Awards
        • Nurses Back and Neck Injuries
        • Lifting Policy and Patient Handling Breaches Leading to Injury
        • Compensation Claims by Healthcare Practitioners

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      • Mental Health Law:
        • Mental Health Act 1983 & 2007 Matters
        • Mental Capacity Act 2005 Matters
        • Court of Protection Act 2007 Matters
        • Mental Health Review Tribunals (MHRTs)
        • First and Second Tier Mental Health Cases
        • Living Wills / Patient Directives

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Regulatory Law:

      • Office of Health Professions Adjudicator (OHPA) cases – the new adjuducator replacing many current regulator’s FTP adjudication responsibilities
      • General Medical Council (GMC – doctors – all legal aspects including fitness to practise, interim orders registration, revalidation and licenisng)
      • Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) Law
      • GP Performance Lists Suspensions, Hearings, Appeals, Advice
      • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC – nurses and midwives)
      • General Dental Council (GDC – dentists)
      • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC HPC – Various Registered Professionals)
      • General Optical Council (GOC – opticians and optometrists)
      • General Social Care Council (GSCC) – now HCPA (see below) and Care Council for Wales (CCW / CCfW) Cases – Social Workers, Personal Care Workers, Other Carers, Responsible Individuals)
      • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB – registered pharmacists and registered pharmacy technicians)
      • General Teaching Council (GTC – Teachers)
      • Royal Society of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Veterinary Practitioners – Vets and Veterinary Nurses Regulation
      • Alternative Medicine Practitioners
      • Solicitors Regulatory Authority Law (SRA – Solicitors)
      • Barristers Disciplinary Tribunals – BTAS
      • Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) Law – Undue Lenience Appeals
      • Domiciliary Care Agencies and Providers Registration Law
      • Sports Bodies & Regulators (Sports law) Disciplinary Cases – Misconduct – Appeals
      • Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 (IRMER); IRMER (Amendment) Regulations 2006; Ionising Radiations Regulations Code of Practice Health and Safety Regulations 1999; CQC and HPC Compliance Legal Advice
      • Appeals and judicial review from tribunal decisions (JR).
      • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA), Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Law, Protection of Children Act (POCA) and Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) Referrals, Writen Responses, and Appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal (CST) Tier One and Tier Two
      • Trading Standards Law
      • Financial Services Authority Regulation – FSA Fitness – Fit and Proper Person Applications and Appeals – Financial Services and Markets Tribunal
      • Agricultural Law, Animal Health Prosecutions
      • Animal Cruelty Law and Regulation
      • Alcohol Licensing and Regulation – Obtaining an Alcohol Licence and other licences
      • Phonepayplus Law
      • Financial Services Law and Regulation; Suitability
      • Police Law, Police Discipline and Police Misconduct
      • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) governing:
        • Art psychotherapist, Art therapist
        • Dramatherapist, Music therapist
        • Biomedical scientist, Medical laboratory technician
        • Chiropodist, Podiatrist
        • Clinical scientist
        • Dietician
        • Hearing Aid Dispenser
        • Occupational therapist
        • Orthoptist
        • Paramedic
        • Physiotherapist
        • Practitioner Psychologist
        • Prosthetist, Orthotist
        • Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)
        • Radiographer
        • Speech and language therapist, Speech therapist
        • Social Workers
      • And other regulated professionals:
        • Teachers – General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) Law, General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) Law
        • Police – Police Misconduct Law
        • Psychotherapists

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Contact us now in confidence on 0845 652 0451 for a no obligation chat,
whatever your legal problem.

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Further Information

Summary of our Legal Practice:

Members of Chambers have acted for several hundred practitioners from various disciplines in regulatory proceedings and appeals (inc. MPTS, GMC, CQC, CSIW, NMC, HPC, HCPC, RCVS, RPSGB / GPhC, SRA, BSB, GOC, GDC, GTCE, EWC GSCC, GP Performance List matters, Police disciplinary law, NCAS Law, Ofsted Law, Teachers, ISA Safeguarding Law, Registration Law, ISA, High Court, Court of Appeal). We represent and advise both medical and non-medical professionals.

Members of Chambers undertake routine and specialist (claimant and defendant) clinical negligence, personal injury, employment, and contract law work.

Chambers has particular expertise in wills, trusts, medical practice contracts, local authority contracts, pressure sore damage caused by neglect, hospital and community clinical failures, misfeasance in public office claims, home closures, partnership disputes, architect and surveyor regulation, accountancy regulation and misconduct issues.

Chambers has Specialists in Professional Conduct and Regulatory (Fitness to Practise) Law, Education Law, Mental Health Law, Sports Law, Trading Standards Law, Agricultural Law, Animal Protection Law, Veterinary Law, Police Disciplinary Law, Contractual Disputes Law, and Employment Law.

Chambers regularly acts for families, professionals and hospitals at coroner’s inquests and appeals.

Alexander Chambers welcomes enquiries from members of the public and professionals. Clients can instruct us via a solicitor or direct.

Meetings with barristers can be arranged in central London, Telford, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, at a client’s home or business, or a solicitor’s office. We mostly hold conferences by way of videoconference, at a time convenient to our clients, as it saves on travelling and saves time overall.

Written advice and pleadings can usually be turned around quickly, even in complex cases.Our fees are competitive. 

Click here to see our specialist Areas of Work in more detail.