Peter Lownds

Peter Lownds

"He is an exceptionally talented barrister. Incredibly thorough in relation to paper heavy cases. Outstanding written work. Very prompt in responding to correspondence. An advocate of the highest calibre able to easily adapt to the demands of differing cases. Excellent with clients. First choice counsel in London and the surrounding areas."

Legal 500 UK 2021
Year of call: 1998
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Professional Discipline

Peter is frequently instructed by regulatory bodies and on behalf of individual practitioners. His experience includes representing professionals in tribunals and in associated high court proceedings.

The experience he gained from working as a clinical negligence solicitor, and as a legal adviser to a leading teaching trade union, has equipped him with sensitive client care skills and invaluable insight into the disciplinary and performance problems experienced by professionals.

He presents cases against optical professionals, teachers and for NHS England. His defence practice embraces representing doctors, dentists, teachers and police officers.

Peter has dealt with a wide range of cases including allegations of sexual offending, dishonesty, professional or clinical error, health issues, inadequate service provision, bullying and serious compliance failings. He is experienced in handling factually complex cases involving voluminous materials and multiple complaints. His criminal defence experience means that he has particular expertise in defending cases concerning allegations of dishonesty and sexual misconduct.

His cases in 2021 have included defending a consultant accused of attempting to kiss a hospital inpatient, representing a doctor alleged to have plagiarised the academic work of a colleague, acting for a doctor alleged to have been inappropriately prescribing cannabis-based medicine, and presenting a case against an optometrist involving serious clinical failure.

He has acted as the legal adviser at hearings for the Teaching Regulator and for a University School of Medicine.

In addition he has also served on the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards Board.

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