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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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28 Nov

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.

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22 Nov

There are a number of administrative tasks that doctors cannot risk forgetting – otherwise they may unintentionally be guilty of practising illegally.

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14 Nov

The test applied to determine if your fitness to practise investigation will be referred to a full hearing is called the “real prospect” test.

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10 Nov

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.

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6 Nov

Paramedics are disproportionately represented in HCPC fitness to practise investigations due to too many self-referrals, but what should paramedics know before self-referring?

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31 Oct

Remediation is where a doctor addresses concerns about their conduct, behaviour or health. Why it is important and what remediation looks like in practice?

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