25 November 2017

Membership - Authorisations Review Panel

Barrister Members
Deborah Cullen
Jamie Hunt
Camilla Lamont


Lay Members
David Abbott
Andy Brennan
Sarah Brown
Tanya Kynaston
Karen McArthur

























Sarah Brown
Lay Member


Sarah is a former Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Trade and Industry where her responsibilities included company law, relations with the accountancy profession and financial service regulation. Since leaving the Civil Service, she has had a portfolio of roles, including lay member of the Bar Standards Board, special adviser to the Bar Standards Board, lay member of the General Pharmaceutical Council and member of the Competition Commission.

Her current interests include:
Trustee, Horder Healthcare
Chair, Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours
Chair, Dunton Green Primary School



Andy Brennan
Lay Member

Andy is a former senior officer in the Police Service and the National Crime Agency (NCA). He undertook a variety of roles including Senior Investigating Officer, Head of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Teams and Head of Professional Standards and Counter Corruption Unit. His final role was as the Deputy Director in charge of the NCA's Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command. He was also responsible for chairing gross misconduct panel hearings and authorising covert activity relating to property interference and intrusive surveillance.

Andy was the Driver/Chair of the EUROPOL CYBER Child Sexual Exploitation Group which was responsible for delivering a strategic approach to delivering law enforcement activity and prevention work across the Member States. He also represented the UK as a Board Member and Advisor on the Virtual Global Task Force which develops international partnership working between law enforcement, non-Government and Industry to help protect children and take action against those who seek to cause them harm.



Deborah Cullen
Barrister Member

Deborah was Called to the Bar in 1989 has spent her career to date working both in private practice and as in-house counsel for a number of UK and US companies. She has a Masters Degree in European Business Law and has built a broad international and domestic practice advising on commercial law, intellectual property, financial services, corporate governance and compliance. Since 2000 she has been a mediator of commercial disputes. In January 2016 she joined the UK Funeral Planning Authority to chair its Compliance Committee which is responsible for the review of member registrations and investigations into allegations of breaches of the code of conduct.




Jamie Hunt
Barrister Member


Jamie was called to the Bar in 2006; he initially practised at the criminal Bar and soon developed a specialist professional discipline practice. Jamie joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) between 2011 as a hearings lawyer. During his time at the NMC, he undertook advocacy before all practice committees at the NMC, including appearing on behalf of the NMC at the High Court in substantive appeals and interim order extension applications. After leaving the NMC in early 2014, Jamie practised as an Associate at Blake Morgan LLP (formerly Blake Lapthorn) presenting fitness to practise case before the practice committees of General Dental Council, the General Medical Council, the General Osteopathic Council, the General Optical Council and the Association of Accounting Technicians. In late 2015, Jamie joined the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (a leading global accountancy body) where he leads and now heads the Association's in-house professional regulatory legal team.




Tanya Kynaston
Lay Member


Tanya Kynaston has a professional background in Higher Education management and administrative justice. She has a particular interest in diversity and wellbeing, and volunteers with a number of charities working in the areas of equality and mental health.

She began her career managing university assessment and appeals processes. More recently she held senior management roles such as Dean of Students and Head of Student Services, with responsibility for student experience, student support and student conduct. She spent four years at the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, adjudicating on complex complaints including professional standards, fair process and equality issues. Her current role is at Ramblers, Britain's walking charity, implementing complaints and dispute resolution processes.

She holds a Professional Certificate in Ombudsman and Complaint Handling Practice from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.



Camilla Lamont
Barrister Member


Camilla Lamont is a barrister at Landmark Chambers who specialises in property litigation, having been called to the Bar in 1995. She previously held part time appointments as a law lecturer and tutor at Oxford University and has for many years been contributing editor of Hill & Redman's Law of Landlord and Tenant. Camilla is also an accredited mediator.