I advise these bodies on all of their functions, both under domestic and EU law. This can include investigations and enforcement, prosecutions, complaints and discipline, litigation, registration and accreditation. I also advise on governance issues and provide training to Councils, Boards, Committees and staff of public and regulatory bodies.
Clients value the clear and practical advice that I provide, and the calmness that I bring to challenging situations.
I lead a team of five solicitors and we advise across sectors including education, health and social care, professional services, aviation, and charities.
I have been recognised by Legal500 EMEA as a "Next Generation Partner" for the past 3 years.
In my spare time I enjoy playing or watching most sports, and I am a keen Liverpool supporter.
What others say…
Barry Fagan both advises on individual fitness to practise cases and handles wider advisory matters through which regulators seek to redefine their disciplinary processes. "He has excellent communication skills and has a calmness that he can bring to situations," says one source.
Client relations and turnaround time are key for us as a client. We have had a lot of dealings with Barry Fagan and we find he is professional, excellent technically and his manner lends itself towards our committee meetings, which can be contentious at times. Barry has a way of setting out the cold hard facts for a committee but not frightening them about decisions they must make.
The 'calm and measured' Barry Fagan acted for the Teaching Council in relation to the first-ever fitness to teach inquiry