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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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28 Feb

This question is the subject of a consultation by the PSA on broader engagement with stakeholders when assessing the performance of healthcare regulators.

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20 Feb

Reflection is a core feature of medical practice & in fitness to practise proceedings. An overview of GMC/MPTS standards and importance of early engagement.

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20 Feb

An overview of the NMC’s updated guidance on the role of midwives including scope, standards & fitness to practise.

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17 Feb

Under Rule 6E, dentists and other dental professionals can request a review of certain decisions proving opportunity for early resolution to investigations.

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14 Feb

Reflection & insight are important in fitness to practise proceedings but what is the significance of these and what does insight look like in practice?

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6 Feb

An overview of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) new fitness to practise resource for employers.

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