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Sean Hammond

Professional Conduct Committee, Legally Qualified Member

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Biography

I was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1991 and have been a self-employed barrister at the London Bar for almost 30 years. I specialise in regulatory law and professional discipline, military law, serious fraud and financial crime. Over the years, I have prosecuted and defended in many high profile and complex trials including multi-jurisdictional cases.

I am regularly instructed to represent individuals in relation to fitness to practise hearings before the conduct and competence committees of numerous professional regulatory bodies including the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the General Dental Council, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the General Optical Council. I also defend service personnel and their dependents in courts-martials and service civilian courts in the UK, Germany, and Cyprus. I am admitted as an Advocate of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus.

I have been appointed as a Legal Adviser and Legally Qualified Chair/Panel Member to a number of healthcare and other regulatory bodies. At present, I hold the following appointments:

2008 – Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
2014 – Legal Assessor to the General Chiropractic Council
2015 – Legal Adviser to the United Kingdom Psychotherapy Council
2018 – Legal Assessor to the Health and Care Professions Council
2019 – Legal Adviser to Social Work England

Annual Register of Interest 2020

Membership of formal groups:
Practising Barrister at the chambers of Jim Sturman QC and Brian Altman QC
Admitted as a Barrister at the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus
Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Member of the South Eastern Circuit.
Member of the Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Business, professional or social relationships:
None

Companies or associations which you or members of your family are officers of employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests:
Appointed to sit as a legal assessor/adviser at the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Counsel), the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and the GCC (General Chiropractic Council), SWE (Social Work England) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

Involvement in partnerships, joint ventures or consortia:
None

Professional relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relations with ARB:
None

Other:
None

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