The hallmark of a profession is its ability to self-regulate. Increasingly, the legislature has established statutory frameworks for professional regulators such as the Medical Council, the New Zealand Law Society and the Institute of Chartered Accountants (amongst numerous others).
The Courts, too, have an increasing and crucial role in supervising the conduct of professionals, primarily through the tort of negligence.
Member of Chambers are frequently engaged to appear before specialist disciplinary tribunals. Members also act for advisors, or their former clients, in professional negligence cases. In addition to health professionals, lawyers and accountants. Barristers at Bankside Chambers act for insurance brokers, architects, engineers and professionals in the financial sector.