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.
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Recent Blog & Publications
Regulatory bodies in fitness to practise cases need to be careful when relaying on hearsay evidence if this forms a substantial part of the hearing.
In December a new body, Social Work England (SWE), will take over responsibility from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for regulating England’s social workers.
This is a complex topic, and unfortunately many doctors feel unsure how to correctly balance the requirements of patient safety, public interest, responsibilities to colleagues and duties to employers.
Negative conclusions can be drawn by the GMC's medical practitioners tribunal service (MPTS) panel if doctors decide not to testify or give evidence in their disciplinary tribunal.