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About Me


I pride myself on keeping my feet firmly on the ground and focusing on practical and pragmatic outcomes.

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My Approach


I have always made it my priority to be clear, direct and straight forward to deal with.

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My Work


I have represented hundreds of clients in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary cases.

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Direct Access


I am a public access barrister & accept direct instructions from the public.

Professional Services

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NMC Defence Barrister

I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to NMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.

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GMC Defence Barrister

I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to GMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.

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GPhC Defence Barrister

I am a leading GPhC Defence Barrister defending pharmacists and pharmacy technicians facing fitness to practise proceedings.

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GDC Defence Barrister

I am a medical defence barrister acting for a range of dental practitioners in all matters relating to their fitness to practise.

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Other Regulatory Defence

I am an experienced regulatory barrister with expert knowledge in licensing & criminal defence.

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Recent Blog & Publications

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24 May

Are healthcare regulators softening their fitness to practise stance to support the fight against Covid-19?

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17 May

The Medical Protection Society has called on the Government to introduce emergency legislation to protect doctors at risk of legal challenge when treating COVID-19 patients.

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10 May

The Nursing & Midwifery Council’s (NMC) next five-year strategy has been approved.  A fitness to practise view on the strategy.

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10 May

Social Work England (SWE) has this week released a number of guides for social work practitioners in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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26 Apr

What role does the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) play in healthcare fitness to practise regulation?

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26 Apr

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) continues to see ‘significant rise’ in fitness to practise complaints.

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