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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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GOsC Defence Barrister

I am a medical defence barrister acting for osteopaths in all matters relating to GOsC fitness to practise.

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HCPC Defence Barrister

I am a defence barrister acting for health care professionals in all matters relating to HCPC fitness to practise.

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Recent Blog & Publications

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25 Jul

An important case for dental professionals, but the principles apply equally to other healthcare professionals. I look at the case of Hughes v Rattan.

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18 Jul

It is technically possible but specialist barristers will offer you the benefit of objectivity & experience likely saving you a considerable time & money.

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11 Jul

The Good Medical Practice (GMP) is the key document the GMC sets out ethical duties for doctors and is a benchmark in virtually all tribunal decisions.

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4 Jul

GMC warnings can have "severe and long-term" impacts on doctor's careers with some unable to work again at all. How to deal with GMC warnings.

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27 Jun

When you receive correspondence from your regulatory body the temptation can often be to panic which can lead to rash actions and decisions.

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20 Jun

The racial discrimination of doctors by the GMC has been laid bare in a landmark tribunal case involving “world renowned” urologist.

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