Our professional discipline and regulatory team of barristers are known for their attention to detail and technical knowledge within this area of law. Our barristers act on behalf of a varied client base, in matters relating to fitness to practise and professional discipline proceedings, to a wide range of regulatory matters, which often have parallel criminal proceedings.


5SAH has a team of highly skilled barristers who regularly undertake professional discipline and regulatory law cases. The team has two members who are ranked within the Legal 500 in the field of professional discipline and regulatory.

Professional Discipline


The team of professional discipline barristers have particular expertise and experience in proceedings involving financial services regulation, particularly those involving the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

We have barristers who have specialist experience in the following areas:

  • FCA disclosure and transparency rules.
  • FCA dispute resolution.
  • FCA disciplinary actions.
  • ACCA disciplinary sanctions.
  • ACCA disengagement letter.
  • ACCA disqualification.


Our barristers also have expertise within the field of medical regulation law, and professional discipline proceedings before HCPC fitness to practise panels, determining whether a professional member is currently impaired and whether they remain fit to practise medicine. Our barristers take a pro-active approach and recognise the importance of insight and remediation in each case.  

Our barristers act in proceedings before the General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), amongst other regulators.  A number of our barristers are on the specialist list of advocates who appear on behalf of the GDC fitness to practise panels.

Our team of barristers understand that cases can often become stressful and overwhelming for an individual when their professional reputation and livelihood are both at stake. Our barristers work tirelessly for their clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in each case.


Our barristers are highly experienced in environmental, housing, planning, street works, health and safety, food hygiene, public utility, infringement of trademarks and copyright, trading standards and licensing matters.  Our barristers also appear before the Traffic Commissioner in relation to companies and individuals.  We realise that the sanctions imposed by the Traffic Commissioner can have a serious impact on how a business is run, and work tirelessly to achieve client focused outcomes.

5SAH has a multi-disciplinary practice, which lends itself to first class advice and representation when regulatory proceedings are being pursued in parallel with related criminal proceedings. We act for both public bodies and private individuals.

VAT Tribunals

Our team of specialist barristers are often instructed in this complex and technical field of VAT tribunal work and any associated appellate court hearings.  

Instructing 5SAH

To speak with our experienced clerking team further about which barrister will best suit your case, please contact our clerking team here.