John Brown

John Brown

  • Called in 2005

Regulatory & Disciplinary

John has significant experience in the field of regulatory and professional discipline, with a particular focus on the healthcare sector. He has regularly appeared before disciplinary tribunals and in particular the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Conduct and Competence Committee in Fitness to Practice hearings. He has experience in dealing with substantial and complex cases often involving serious allegations of misconduct and lack of competence.

John also practises in the field of sports law. He has been appointed as a Judicial Panel Member for the Rugby Football Union hearing disciplinary hearings involving both on and off-field conduct at Levels 1-5 of the game.

John also has wider experience of other regulatory proceedings, including claims management services regulation, having represented the first ever company to be prosecuted for offences under the Compensation Act 2006.

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Appointments & Memberships

Rugby Football Union Judicial Panel Member

Personal Injury Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

South Eastern Circuit

Education & Qualifications

City of London University, Inns of Court School of Law, BVC
University of Bristol, LLB (Hons) Law
St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington


A solid, reliable and dependable barrister. Technically adept, well researched and thorough in his approach. Plain speaking and pragmatic in his advice… a pleasure to instruct and provides a quality of work and expertise that you can have every confidence in.

Directory Quotes

John is ranked as a ‘Leading Junior’ in Personal Injury by Legal 500.

‘John is an exceptionally skilled and zealous advocate. He always shows forensic attention to the detail of every case whether that be in written advice or on his feet.’ Legal 500, 2024

Personal Interests

Having been a keen rugby player in his younger days, John’s sporting interests now principally involve attempting to travel long distances very slowly by means of swimming, cycling and running. This developed into completing an Ironman (in a respectable 11 hours 43 minutes). When time allows, he also enjoys playing golf and skiing.