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
Stephen’s selection on to the panel recognises his considerable experience and expertise as a leading barrister and legal expert in his field.
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.