Briony Ballard

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Overview

Briony has been retained by a number of Forces to appear on behalf of the Appropriate Authority to prosecute disciplinary charges involving issues of dishonesty, sexual harassment and victimisation / bullying. She also has considerable experience of advising on evidence and disclosure and drafting charges. She has often been complimented on her pro-active approach and for providing advice in a very common sense and approachable manner.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Briony and Bridget Dolan QC edit the Inquest Law Reports. The reports provide the full text of judgments from the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights; each case has a headnote prepared by specialists in inquest law.

“Provides legal advice in a very common sense and accessible way.”
Professional client

experience & expertise

Briony recently successfully presented the case for dismissal of an officer for dishonesty whilst investigating a case of historic sexual abuse. Prior to the introduction of legally qualified chairs Briony was also regularly invited to sit as an independent legal assessor. This has included a lengthy hearing addressing the principles of open justice and publicity following the intervention of a large media organisation.

cases & work of note

Gross misconduct proceedings tend to be confidential in nature. The following is a summary of the subject matter of recent cases in which Briony has been instructed as presenting counsel: