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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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9 Jan

Stephen McCaffrey successfully persuade medical practitioners’ tribunal that doctor’s fitness to practise is not impaired as hearing is closed at stage 1.

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9 Jan

Doctors are entitled to legal representation at a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearing. Does legal representation pay? We look at what is involved in preparing for a MPTS hearing and the value of legal representation.

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3 Jan

Can a registered doctor voluntarily come off a Register at a time when the Medical Council is actively considering whether to re-open a complaint?

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20 Dec

2021 has been another significant year for fitness to practise. This is our overview of fitness to practise in 2021.

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12 Dec

In a recent High Court appeal case, the Court clarified the right approach that must be adopted by the GMC when it interferes with a doctor’s Human Rights.

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5 Dec

What is ‘strengthening practice’ that ‘remediation’ is not, and what does this change in terminology mean for registered nurses and midwives?

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