Professional Discipline & Regulation
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Chambers & Partners 2008 places Thirty Nine Essex Street in the first rank of Professional Discipline chambers, stating:
"This set has built its professional discipline practice from the foundations of a well-established public law practice. Known to take on mainstream disciplinary cases, the set often handles challenges from the BMA, MDU and GDC, and also specialises in social care work. Clients have forged good relations with clerks at the set, and comment that "this set offers barristers of varying experience and can always be relied upon to deliver the goods."
Recent decades have seen a remorseless increase in the regulation of professions and businesses. With regulation comes discipline, and the need to uphold high professional standards and hence public confidence in the regulated organisation. The traditional deference to the trusted professional who knows best has disappeared. The patient, the client and the customer have become empowered. Lay involvement has become an important part of the disciplinary process across the regulated sector, and this is set to increase.
Old systems of self-regulation have disappeared as a result of well-publicised scandals, and increased public awareness. In this changed environment, both regulators and the regulated require sound and user-friendly legal advice and advocacy. Thirty Nine Essex Street can offer this across the entire spectrum: indeed, it is now probably the most broadly-based major set of Chambers in London. Members of Chambers can provide specialist advice in every principal area of regulatory law.