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
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.
Contextual factors in fitness to practise is not new but Covid has laid bare the reality of medical practice, difficult decisions & stressful workplaces.