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.

Our team

  • The team is quoted in Chambers UK (2018) as "they are always incredibly professional and they always provide an incredibly high standard of service."
  • Matt Bosworth, Peter Cadman, John Gould and Paolo Sidolo are listed in Chambers UK (2018) as 'notable practitioners' 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 case of Sheikh v Law Society of England & Wales 

A number of the firm's lawyers have contributed to The Law of Legal Services by John Gould, published by Jordan.

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