Basic facts about the department
- 18 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: London, Leeds, Cardiff
What the team is known for Impressive team of highly experienced lawyers. Well known for its strength in advising on regulatory matters in the health and legal sectors. Offers a comprehensive range of advice on regulatory and disciplinary matters.
“They are extremely well versed in all issues which might arise in a case; they know every strategy and pitfall, as well as why cases lose or win on appeal. I consider them a top-draw medical firm.”
“They are excellent, tactically astute operators who will give everything for their client.”
Work highlights Successfully represented a solicitor accused of lack of integrity regarding conveyancing matters before the SDT.
Sam Flew's practice centres around the defence of medical practitioners. Clients regard him as "extremely thorough and very effective," with other commentators adding that "in terms of experience and gravitas, he is excellent."
Alex Leslie continues to be held in high regard by commentators, with one individual referring to him as “very creative, thoughtful, efficient and a real fighter - one of the best lawyers in the business.”
Richard Privett maintains his high standard of representation in the field of medical practitioners regulation. "He impresses us with his canny ability to look through cases and analyse them in such a way that he picks up points that others might miss,” comments an impressed source.
“Astute tactician” Nigel West receives praise from market sources for his "sound commercial judgement." He applies this judgement to the area of solicitors' disciplinary law, where he has decades of experience.
According to interviewees, William Childs possesses a “huge work ethic, as well as an amazing ability to handle heavy caseloads with aplomb and stay calm in the face of heavy fire.” He focuses on advising medical practitioners facing disciplinary proceedings.
Susanna Heley is active in solicitors' regulation, principally the representation of firms facing intervention proceedings.
Simon Gommersall represents medical professionals, primarily doctors and dentists, in regulatory proceedings. One impressed source describes him as "very personable and eloquent, incredibly bright and reassuring with clients.”
The "tactically astute" Ian Sadler draws particular praise for his approach to cases, which is known to be "intelligent, cerebral and effective." He has considerable experience in proceedings related to the discipline of medical practitioners.
Clients say Anne Green is “extremely thorough, very effective and easy to work with.” She advises healthcare professionals, with regular work representing doctors and dentists before the GMC and GDC respectively.
Stewart Duffy is a specialist in regulatory and disciplinary matters for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. Sources say he "prepares his cases with a fine-tooth comb and always knows every detail.”
Since publication, Nicholas Rawson has retired from this practice.
Since publication, Ralph Shipway has retired from this practice.