We advise clients in relation to disciplinary proceedings, including the prosecution and defence of matters before professional tribunals and in the Administrative Court of the High Court. We act for both professional and regulatory bodies and individuals.

We also offer more general advice on professional regulation, including the drafting of nationwide professional disciplinary regulations. Our clients include the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Institute of Legal Executives and the Architects Registration Board.

The Legal 500 2019 have ranked our professional discipline team as tier 2 and says that "Russell-Cooke is highly rated for its breadth of experience and range of understanding of a huge number of different regulators across the whole gamut of professionals".

Our team

  • The team is listed in Chambers as one of the UK's leading teams in its field. Chambers refers to the team as "pragmatic, no-nonsense lawyers, who get to the crux of a case straight away."
  • Four team members are listed in legal directory Chambers as national leaders in their field for professional discipline.
  • Two team members are advocates with Higher Rights of Audience.
  • The team has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including the recent case of Sheikh v Law Society of England & Wales

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our commercial litigation solicitors on 020 3826 7550 or complete our enquiry form.

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers

ARDL was set up in 2002 to reflect the increase in the regulation of businesses and professions of all kinds during recent years.


Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

If you instruct us on a volume of work and/or can offer us a fixed term contract we may be able to offer discounted hourly rates.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor a costs proposal accordingly.

Solicitors Regulation Authority


The Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal