Kevin McCartney


‘A superb tactician whose input from an early stage reaps benefits as the case progresses.’

- Legal 500 (2018)

'He has excellent advocacy skills and a fantastic client manner which make him a joy to work with.' ... 'He manages to put clients at ease and establish a rapport.'

- Chambers and Partners 2018

'He is a calm, reassuring advocate with a wealth of regulatory experience.' ... 'He has a superb client manner, and outstanding tactical ability, which make him a joy to work with.'

- Chambers and Partners 2016


After many years defending in general criminal cases including murder, drug importation, historic sexual abuse, shaken baby cases, and fraud, Kevin has developed a specialist practice representing professionals, partnerships, companies and professional bodies in criminal, regulatory and coronial proceedings. He is consistently recommended in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a specialist in professional discipline. In the past three years alone Kevin has acted for 44 pharmacists and 27 doctors. Whilst pharmacy and healthcare represent the bedrock of his practice, he also regularly acts for police officers and solicitors in both misconduct and criminal proceedings. Kevin has acted for both NHS England and practitioners with regard to membership of the pharmaceutical and performers’ lists and acted as legal chair of a PCT committee established to resolve financial and regulatory disputes arising from membership of the pharmaceutical lists. Due to his considerable experience in a number of fields, he is frequently instructed in cases with overlapping jurisdictions ensuring continuity of representation and reduced costs. He has advised and represented pharmacists, doctors and nurses in judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals. He was instructed in the Court of Appeal on behalf of ILEX in relation to a judicial review of its disciplinary procedures.

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