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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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16 Sep

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.

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16 Sep

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.

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5 Sep

The recent case of a Welsh nurse who was referred to the NMC has reignited the debate about consistency in NMC fitness to practise decisions.

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5 Sep

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.

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28 Aug

If your General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) registration renewal deadline is 31 October 2019, here is an easy to understand guide for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

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28 Aug

Research by the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) has revealed that morale of independent pharmacists has dropped and pessimism is increasing.

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