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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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14 Jun

One of the most important steps to protect your medical licence is avoiding what the GMC considers to be the very worst offences.

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6 Jun

We look at the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) “top priorities” for improvements to its fitness to practise investigations and processes.

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6 Jun

Overview of SWE’s “accepted disposal” process, the outcome of the PSA review and discussion on the fairness of this process.

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31 May

A brief overview of the Health and Care Professions Council’s fitness to practise investigation process and your opportunities to respond.

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31 May

In the recent case of Dad v GDC, the High Court commented on the correct approach registrants should take when considering their declarations.

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23 May

Dr Raied Haris lose further appeal in sexually “motivated” conduct case and where the GMC was advised to rethink the way it accuses doctors.

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