9 Gough Chambers’s position as a leading common law set means that chambers is ideally placed to deal with the demands of Regulatory work across diverse areas. Practitioners with backgrounds in different fields are able to bring their expertise to Regulatory practice.



The team undertakes the full range of this work, from multi-million pound fraud to fly tipping. Members regularly undertake work in the following areas:

  • Breaches of planning regulations, fly tipping, Medicines Act breaches, trading standards, food standards and environmental offences.
  • Fraud and corruption cases, and cases concerning breaches of Company Law and Regulation, for or against the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Services Authority, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Revenue and Customs.
  • Acting for and against the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Prosecuting proceedings in the Care Standards Tribunal.
  • Applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, in the criminal and civil courts.
  • Licencing applications, in relation to firearms, taxis and liquor.

Members are well versed in dealing with the public law and human rights-based challenges made to decisions taken in the above, and other, contexts.


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Regulatory Barristers

Catherine Atkinson

Call: 2006

Giles Bedloe

Call: 2001

William Dean

Call: 2011

Thom Dyke

Call: 2007

Claire Harden-Frost

Call: 2000

Laura Hibberd

Call: 2013

Robert Horner

Call: 1999

Cyrus Katrak

Call: 1991

Tom Little QC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Patricia Londono

Call: 2008

Eleanor Mawrey

Call: 2001

Giles Mooney QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Gareth Munday

Call: 2000

Johnathan Payne

Call: 1997

Helen Pooley

Call: 2012

Esther Pounder

Call: 2003

John Schmitt

Call: 2013

James Thacker

Call: 2001

Holly Tibbitts

Call: 2010

Emily Verity

Call: 2003

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