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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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11 Apr

The duty of candour means dental professionals must be honest when something goes wrong and failure to do so can amount to misconduct.

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10 Apr

Doctors should consider actual or potential conflicts of interest and take steps to mitigate risks to patient care and reputational damage to public trust.

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5 Apr

Registered pharmacies can face enforcement action by the GPhC, including fitness to practise, referrals, for not complying with GPhC standards.

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28 Mar

Stephen successfully persuade MPTS to impose no sanctions for doctor in case involving allegations of dishonesty, intimidation and threatening behaviour.

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28 Mar

The GMC has issued revised triaging guidance where doctors are accused of low-level violence or dishonesty outside their professional practice.

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28 Mar

An important consultation to overhaul fitness to practise has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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