Marc Beaumont has one of the leading practices in England in professional regulation, defending barristers, solicitors, legal executives, Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Surveyors, Architects and professional sportsmen and women before their professional disciplinary tribunals.
He has been described on BBC Radio as “the Barrister’s Barrister”. Marc also conducts appeals and judicial reviews in disciplinary cases. Marc is an ingenious, tenacious and courageous advocate. He pioneered the Bar’s direct access scheme and has a strong chancery commercial practice comprising both solicitor-instructed and direct access work.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and arbitrates and mediates commercial, business and property disputes both in the UK and overseas. He is admitted to the New York Bar (FLC) and also practises as an international arbitrator at a niche firm in New York City. Marc is a panel Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
- Representing the quasi-judicial Chairman of Conduct and Appeals at RICS in a potential judicial review against RICS, who removed him when he refused to sign new terms of appointment providing for his removal on one month’s notice, a clause which would have defeated his ECHR Article 6 security of tenure.
- Representing a Chartered Surveyor on appeal against a striking off for CPD infringements. RICS 2-person panel was unlawful as the panel has to sit with 3 members. RICS has disciplined some 317 surveyors using a 2 person panel and struck off c. 200 surveyors in May 2016 in this way. All cases now have to be re-opened due to Marc Beaumont’s successful submission.
- Successfully representing a Chartered Surveyor at the RICS tribunal in a high profile case and winning a submission that there was no case to answer.
- Successfully representing a Chartered Surveyor at the RICS appeal tribunal, (in a case about referral fees) whose expulsion was set aside.
- Successfully representing a firm of Managing Agents at the RICS tribunal on a submission of no case to answer.
- Acting on appeal for several of the barristers in the landmark judicial review litigation arising from the defective appointments of disciplinary panels in barrister disciplinary cases between 2006 and 2012.
- Advising, acting and reaching settlement in a continuing, high profile series of BSB prosecutions against a leading barristerrelating to events over 10 years ago.
- Successfully representing a Legal Executive before the Court of Appeal in a leading case which expanded the law of bias.
- Successfully arguing that the GMC had no jurisdiction to review undertakings offered by a surgeon due to the effect of s.35D of the Medical Act 1983 and Rule 37A(3)(b) of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules.
- Successfully defending before the NMC a senior nurse accused of neglecting a dying patient in a care home when the BUPA nurse/patient ratio was at danger level.
- Successfully procuring the recusal of an entire disciplinary panel at the NMC for pre-determination and apparent bias.
- Successfully procuring the acquittal of a paramedic at the Health & Care Professions Council, charged with failing to examine a drunk patient with a fractured skull.
- Successfully defending a Doctor at the GMC accused of trying to borrow money from a patient.
- Successfully defending a barrister accused by the BSB of not cooperating with the Legal Ombudsman.
- Successfully defending a senior barrister accused of misleading the BSB.
- Successfully negotiating a favourable plea bargain against the BSB on behalf of a barrister and Football Association intermediary.
- Successfully appealing to the Visitors to the Inns of Court on behalf of a barrister accused of conducting litigation by signing a statement of truth.
- Successfully appealing to the Visitors to the Inns of Court on behalf of a barrister convicted without sufficient reasons being given.
- Successfully striking out all BSB charges of “holding out” against a barrister, as well as the amended charges.
- Successfully striking out a BSB charge of improper advertising against a barrister.
- Successfully defending an architect at the trial of a professional negligence claim before the Technology & Construction Court.
- Advising non-English UK lawyers about referral fees.
- Successfully procuring the withdrawal of Legal Ombudsman findings against a barrister by way of judicial review.
- Successfully defending a senior barrister at trial against a charge of committing the criminal offence in section 14 of the Legal Services Act 2007 of practising without a practising certificate for 15 months.
- Successfully representing a senior barrister on appeal to the High Court in a high profile case.
Marc Beaumont, FCIArb.
Director: Beaumont Legal Services Limited
(authorised to conduct litigation)
Court of Arbitration for Sport Panel Arbitrator
F.A. registered Intermediary
New York Bar FLC
UK Co-Chair, NYSBA