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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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23 May

Criminal offending can affect your fitness to practise. Healthcare regulators require disclosure of criminal offending but when and what to declare?

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16 May

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

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16 May

Context is a key consideration in fitness to practise investigations. In this article, we will look at contextual factors the NMC considers important.

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8 May

General Dental Council case examiners consider if there is a real prospect that a fitness to practise allegation could be proved.

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8 May

You need to apply for restoration if you have been removed or struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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3 May

The case of Sastry v General Medical Council has raised important fitness to practise issues for GMC registered doctors who practise abroad.

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