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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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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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22 Aug

The rules governing the scheme include provision for NHS Resolution to share information about claims with the GMC.

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22 Aug

An important aspect and change in the NMC’s fitness to practise approach is the fact that it now includes consideration of the context of a case.

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18 Aug

A General Medical Council (GMC) commission study found that senior healthcare staff are unprepared and unsupported for the challenges of leadership.

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11 Aug

Junior doctors have won a court case against a hospital trust over rest breaks which “could have far-reaching implications for the NHS.”

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27 Jul

What the case against Halton Borough Council demonstrates is the need for councils to properly comply with its statutory responsibilities and duties.

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27 Jul

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has set out its proposed 2020 to 2025 strategic themes for consultation.

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