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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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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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15 Jan

The General Medical Council (GMC) does not usually investigate allegations that are more than five years old but does this rule pose a public safety risk?

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13 Jan

The Rule 4 process provides dental professionals with an opportunity to submit their comments in response to the concern that has been raised.

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10 Jan

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has confirmed no special take registration assessment arrangements for provisionally-registered pharmacists.

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