Chris Pataky 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Since qualifying as a barrister in 2009, Chris has been instructed to act in hundreds of cases before tribunals and the High Court.

As a specialist in professional regulatory / professional disciplinary law, he has extensive experience of advising and representing at hearings before the GDC, GOC, GOSc, NMC and NHSE. 

Chris has worked as a regulatory advocate and Senior Lawyer at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, as well as a barrister and Senior Associate within Blake Morgan's professional disciplinary team, ranked as a Legal 500 Tier 1 firm in the field. He can act for professionals or regulators.

Before being called to the Bar, Chris worked as a qualified healthcare practitioner. This has given him exceptional insight into the difficulties encountered and the experiences of those working in a range of professions, particularly those allied to healthcare.

Legal expertise

With extensive experience of representing before Committees and the High Court, Chris has acted in cases of all levels of complexity. This includes cases where the concerns are particularly complex and sensitive or where alleged failures in care may have caused or contributed to patient harm or death.

Chris provides legal advice at every stage of the legal process including the investigation stage, interim order hearings, substantive hearings, registration appeals and substantive order reviews.

Direct access 

Having completed the Direct Access Course, he can be instructed directly by members of the public as well as by solicitors.

Professional qualifications & associations

Outside the office

When not advising or appearing before tribunals, Chris enjoys reading, especially biographies, and scuba diving.



"Thank you so much for all the hard work and dedication you have put into my case I really appreciate everything. You couldn’t of been better in representing me and you really are brilliant at what you do. You... got us a really good result that I am really pleased with so thank you so much, without your help I would not be in the positive position I am now in".

Ms P, Direct Access client Healthcare Practitioner

Chris Pataky

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 2009