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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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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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16 Mar

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians & registered pharmacy premises. Its general functions and duties are set out in The Pharmacy Order 2010. The Pharmacy Order 2010, requires the GPC to set out clearly its regulatory standards in relation to fitness to practise.

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2 Mar

Reading Borough Council v Mudassar Ali [2019] EWHC 200 (Admin)

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30 Jan

It is the time to the year when licensing authorities are setting their fees for the next financial year. It is important that taxi and private hire licence holders understand the law relating to fee setting and how this can be challenged.

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3 Jan

In recent months, the debate on the legalities of cross-border hiring has seen no abating. There have been several judicial decisions on the matter and of course the taxi finish and task group has made recommendations to Government to legislate in order to address concerns and close the “loop”.

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6 Dec

A paper to “Critically assess the issues faced by whistle-blowers in safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect and the protection afforded to them under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.”

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6 Dec

Taxi and private hire drivers, operators and proprietors should always give serious consideration to appealing a decision by a licensing authority to refuse, revoke or suspend a licence.

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