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I have represented hundreds of clients in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary cases.
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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.
GMC Defence Barrister
I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to GMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.
GPhC Defence Barrister
I am a leading GPhC Defence Barrister defending pharmacists and pharmacy technicians facing fitness to practise proceedings.
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.
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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Recent Blog & Publications
GMC investigations are utterly traumatic experiences for doctors regardless of the final outcome. However, there are opportunities for early resolution of GMC investigations at various stages in the process.
There are a number of administrative tasks that doctors cannot risk forgetting – otherwise they may unintentionally be guilty of practising illegally.
The test applied to determine if your fitness to practise investigation will be referred to a full hearing is called the “real prospect” test.
In this case, our client was a pharmacist owner. He contacted us on recommendation in the midst of a complex issue involving the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), NHS and the police.
Paramedics are disproportionately represented in HCPC fitness to practise investigations due to too many self-referrals, but what should paramedics know before self-referring?
Remediation is where a doctor addresses concerns about their conduct, behaviour or health. Why it is important and what remediation looks like in practice?