I pride myself on keeping my feet firmly on the ground and focusing on practical and pragmatic outcomes.
I have always made it my priority to be clear, direct and straight forward to deal with.
I have represented hundreds of clients in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary cases.
I am a public access barrister & accept direct instructions from the public.
NMC Defence Barrister
I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to NMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.
GMC Defence Barrister
I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to GMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.
GPhC Defence Barrister
I am a leading GPhC Defence Barrister defending pharmacists and pharmacy technicians facing fitness to practise proceedings.
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.
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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Recent Blog & Publications
A review of the HCPC by the Professional Standards Authority has found “serious concerns about the HCPC’s performance in its fitness to practise work.”
In this article, I will look at how the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) determine seriousness in fitness to practise proceedings and decisions.
Stephen’s work as a leading GMC fitness to practise defence barrister has been referenced in a new book focussing on the mental health of doctors.
In the case of PSA v GMC the High Court, in allowing the appeal, commented, among other things, voluntary erasure not enough to protect the public.