Peter SteelLegal Expert

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  • Legal Services
  • Law Firms Consultant
  • CIMA
  • Nottingham Law School

Peter has specialised in advising on regulatory law and prosecuting or defending professionals in regulatory proceedings since 1998. He has particular experience of the regulation of solicitors, accountants, social workers, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. As Principal Legal Advisor at the GMC between 2002 and 2006, he was heavily involved in the extensive reform of the GMC’s fitness to practise procedures in 2004.

Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.

He also advises legal businesses about regulatory and compliance issues (for instance he recently advised the first local authority in-house team to obtain an ABS licence in the UK). He has drafted statutory instruments, as well as fitness to practise rules and constitutional documents for other regulators.

Peter is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil) and has acted as legal adviser to committees and as advocate in many professional regulatory cases both at the interim suspension and public inquiry stages.

Peter is recognised as a leader in the field of professional disciplinary work by the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and by the Legal 500.

He also has considerable experience in judicial review proceedings, having acted for a number of public sector bodies facing challenges to their decisions, and has represented regulatory bodies in appeals to the High Court and Privy Council. He also advises clients about primary care fraud and related civil, criminal and disciplinary proceedings, as well as about general public law and healthcare law issues.

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