Disciplinary & Regulatory

Never has there been a time when professionals, organisations and individuals in all walks of life have been subjected to such complex disciplinary and regulatory regimes. Members of Littleton Disciplinary and Regulatory Group (“DRG”) operate at the cutting edge of this exciting field of law, and appear in high profile cases which mark out the disciplinary landscape.

Littleton DRG members have particular expertise in Healthcare, Education, Legal and Financial Services. Its members advise and represent regulatory bodies, representative bodies and private parties in relation to:

-          Internal hearings, suspensions, sanctions, exclusions and appeals;

-          Injunctions and interim orders;

-          Drafting rules and amendments;

-          Human Rights and public law fairness.

-          EU law, competition and free movement.

The DRG includes assessors, panellists and legal advisers to the main disciplinary and regulatory panels, members of ADRL, approved counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission and Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel and those with specialised medical and medico-legal expertise and qualifications.

Our collective experience includes the General Medical Council, PMETB, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health Professions Council, the General Dental Council, the Mental Capacity Act Informal Rules Committee, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the General Social Care Council, the General Teaching Council for England, the Professional Conduct Committee of British Psychological Society, the Farriers Registration Council, the Electoral Commission, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Bar Standards Board and the Financial Services Authority.

For our cases and further details select the links to the right. Our key cases include:

Members of the DRG regularly deliver CPD sessions to interested professionals. The group also edits a quarterly professional discipline case digest, focusing on recent developments in disciplinary and regulatory law.  

Please contact Littleton for further details of upcoming events or to request a copy of the latest DRG Bulletin.