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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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11 Oct

British Journal of Social Workers has concluded that social workers are more likely to face fitness to practise (FTP) proceedings.

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11 Oct

The UK’s healthcare regulators have published their annual whistleblowing report the 12 months from April 2019 to March 2020.

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11 Oct

GMC guidance for decision makers in determining how to assess the overall risk to public protection by a doctor in during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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11 Oct

Openness, transparency and fairness are fundamental principles in health and social care but in clinical practise the reality is much more complicated.

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11 Oct

The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced its plans to resume face to face fitness to practise hearings.

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11 Oct

Mr D approached Stephento take on his case having been recommended by his co-respondent in a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) proceedings.

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