Heather Beckett

I am a "career-change" barrister, a former NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, ranked as a "Rising Star" in the field of Professional Disciplinary and Regulatory Law in the Legal 500.



My approach

I am diligent, responsive and extremely attentive to detail, providing accurate and effective advice,  always doing my utmost to achieve the best result for my client, while being realistic and honest about potential outcomes.  


About me

I am a registered dentist and had a successful career in dentistry before being called to the Bar. I was an NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry for 16 years and have experience of general dental and specialist private practice. During that time I also had extensive experience as an expert witness in dental negligence and dental regulatory matters. This past experience proves invaluable when  advising and representing  regulated healthcare professionals at hearings before their regulators, in particular the General Dental Council, be that full Fitness to Practice or review proceedings, hearings before the Interim Orders Committee and also  Restoration hearings.

What my clients say

" I can wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone in need of a robust and honest representation.I had felt overwhelmed at the prospect of having to face another hearing and having you  there on my side made all the difference"

"From the very first telephone conference with you I had felt that you listened attentively and had fully understood my circumstances. You then gave both precise and meticulous advice"

"astute, commercial, detailed authoratative and responsive" - Legal 500 

Professional & academic

Appointments & Memberships 

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers 

Education & Qualifications 

  • BPTC (Very Competent), Kaplan Law School  GDL (Distinction),
  • GDL (Distinction), Nottingham Trent University 
  • LLM (Distinction), Medical Law & Ethics, De Montfort University
  • BDS 
  • FDS RCS (Eng)
  • MSc., in Conservative Dentistry.
  • BDS

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