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Chloe Binding

Chloe Binding

Call: 2009

Chloe Binding has established a strong reputation in the Regulatory, Coronial and Specialist Crime fields. She has particular expertise in the area of Healthcare Professional Discipline, and has been described an excellent and natural advocate. She regularly acts for both regulated professionals and regulators before a wide range of professional bodies.

Chloe was instructed by LJ Goldring as junior counsel to the Hillsborough Inquests. She has a prolific advisory practice, with recent instructions including advising an international company in relation to a multi-jurisdictional bribery and corruption investigation. She prepares her cases meticulously and has an accessible, inclusive approach to client care.


Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory

Chloe’s primary area of practice is Professional Discipline with particular expertise in the healthcare field. She is regularly instructed to act for both regulators and regulated professionals before the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council and others. Chloe has appellate experience in this area.

Work has included high profile, sensitive and complex cases with a particular focus on those involving sexual or physical abuse of vulnerable service users and factually and/or medically complex cases. Other recent hearings have encompassed incompetent clinical care involving patient death or serious physical injury and those requiring extensive expert evidence, including in relation to causation.

Chloe has also prosecuted for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, with particular experience in physical and sexual abuse cases.

Chloe has considerable expertise in the field of financial regulation and instructions have included advising an offshore firm in a highly confidential financial services regulatory investigation and advising a private equity fund.

  • PSA v NMC & Judge [2017] EWHC 817 (Admin) Represented a nurse at the High Court whose sanction before the NMC of a 12 month suspension for the physical mistreatment of a care home patient had been appealed by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA). The case considered the application of criteria within the NMC’s indicative sanctions guidance; in particular regarding the Panel’s finding that there was no evidence of a ‘deep-seated attitudinal problem’, when J had not admitted or subsequently explained her proven conduct.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council v KG (2016) Defended a nurse who did not call the emergency services or attempt resuscitation on a care home patient whom she had discovered unresponsive. The patient did not have a ‘DNR’ in place and had previously expressed a wish to be resuscitated. Successful argument of no case to answer on misconduct because of the overriding discretion given to nurses to form clinical judgments as to whether to commence resuscitation if there is no prospect of reviving the patient.
  • Health and Care Professions Council v A (2014) Presented a matter where a social worker was alleged to have failed to properly safeguard an adolescent service user from harm whilst she was living in the same house as a man who had numerous previous convictions for serious sexual offences. It later transpired that the man had been repeatedly sexually abusing the service user whilst the Registrant was her allocated social worker.

Inquiries & Appellate Work

Chloe accepts instructions to act in Coronial proceedings. She holds a particular interest in inquests involving health professionals and organisations as interested parties.

  • Hillsborough Inquests: (2015-2016) Instructed as junior counsel by LJ Goldring in the inquests into the 96 deaths resulting from the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in April 1989, dealing with the investigation and analysis of the extensive and complex factual and expert medical evidence relating to those who died.

 

Publications, Lectures and Training

Lectures/Presentations

Defending proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council: Lecture (2013): Kingsley Napley.

Recommendations

Legal 500: leading junior in Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law in 2018, 2017 and 2016

  • Excellent and natural advocate Legal 500 (2016)


Educations

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Criminology MPhil, Cambridge

Law LLB, Warwick

Memberships

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Lincoln’s Inn

Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

 

Awards

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Lord Denning Scholarship, the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn