Chambers sends its congratulations to Jonathan Storey on his appointment as legally qualified chair of police misconduct hearings for Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police forces. Head of Chambers Oliver Woolhouse said: “Chambers are immensely proud to be able to congratulate Jonathan for yet another post which recognises his expertise, skill and ability in the field of professional discipline. Another feather in what is proving to be a rapidly expanding cap.”

Jonathan’s appointment means that he will soon be responsible for chairing hearings of allegations of serious misconduct against police officers and special constables.  Misconduct hearing panels are required by law to comprise a legally qualified chair, a police officer of the rank of superintendent or above, and an independent member, and have the power to dismiss without notice.  The core of Jonathan’s practice at Cornwall Street involves defending professionals (predominantly teachers) charged with serious misconduct, but he also sits as legally qualified chair of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal, as chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practise committee, and as chair of Social Care Wales’s fitness to practise committee