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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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6 Feb

Stephen represented a doctor accused of harassing a junior doctor, persuading MPTS that doctor’s fitness to practise is not impaired.

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29 Jan

Stephen advised & represented a London consultant investigated for dishonesty connected to time spent in private practice whilst on sick leave from the NHS.

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29 Jan

GOsC recently removed an osteopath for failing to obtain and maintain indemnity insurance. What’s the relevance of indemnity cover to fitness to practise?

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24 Jan

The performance review of the GDC by the PSA has revealed that the GDC is only meeting 3 out of 5 standards of good regulation in fitness to practise.

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24 Jan

“Dishonesty" accounted for 23% of all SWE complaints. Read more about “Dishonesty in fitness to practise” and SWE’s 1st year as regulator.

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15 Jan

Statutory regulators reaffirm commitment to consider context in any fitness to practise investigations considering Covid pressures.

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