|Casey v General Medical Council - The Dr, a GP, was accused of a sexually motivated touching of a patient’s nipple with a stethoscope. Lord Justice Girvan concluded that no panel properly directed could have found the complainant credible. He said “The finding by the panel that the patient presented as a consistent, reliable and credible witness is one that no tribunal properly directing itself on the evidence could have made in the circumstances.”||for the Doctor|
|GMC v Wakefield and others – the case continues!:
Seven of our barristers continue to act in what is undoubtedly the longest and arguably the most significant professional disciplinary case currently underway, namely the case brought by the GMC against Dr Wakefield and others in relation to the MMR vaccine.
It is a testament to our reputation in this type of work that both the professional body prosecuting and the professionals concerned have all turned to this set for counsel in this very prominent case.
|For the GMC|
For Dr Wakefield
For Professor Walker-Smith
|GMC v Dr Yeong [judgment 28.7.09]
Robert Kellar acted for Dr Yeong in this important case – the latest in the line of High Court authority on a key issue in the evolution of disciplinary jurisprudence, namely the admissibility of certain categories of evidence on the issue of impairment. This decision further develops the line of authority from Cohen, Zygmunt and lastly the case of GMC v Azzam in November 2008 in which Martin Forde QC of chambers acted.
|For Dr Yeong|
|R (Singapore Medical Council) v GMC (defendant) and Professor Simon Shorvon (interested party)
Philip Havers QC was instructed by Christina Milne at the Medical Protection Society (MPS) to act for Professor Simon Shorvon in the High Court in a case in which the Singapore Medical Council sought to challenge, by way of judicial review, a decision of the GMC in relation to the Professor. In the same case, Jeremy Hyam was led by David Pannick QC, instructed by Leigh Day & Co, to represent the Singapore Medical Council.
|For Professor Simon Shorvon|
For the Signapore Medical Council
|GMC v Dr Laker
Kieran Coonan QC represented Dr Laker, a gynaechologist, throughout this three-week-long hearing at the GMC.
|For Dr Laker|
|GMC v Dr Wallker (and R v Walker)
Stephen Miller QC represented Dr Walker, a surgeon, in this 7-week hearing before the GMC and later in the related Crown Court trial for manslaughter.
|For Dr Walker|
|GMC v Dr J K Ghosh
Neil Garnham QC was instructed by Nick Rawson at Radcliffes to represent Dr Ghosh throughout the initial Family Health Services Appeal Authority (FHSAA) hearing and the subsequent GMC proceedings. The case concerned complaints of bullying, mismanagement of staff and clinical incompetence. The appeal to the FHSAA was partially successful and the outcome of the GMC case is awaited.
|For D Ghosh|
|GMC v Dr Edwards
William Edis was instructed by Sam Flew at Radcliffes to represent Dr Edwards at a 7-day GMC hearing relating to the false completion of cremation certificates.
|For Dr Edwards|
|MOD v Chief Inspector Jordan; MOD v PC Joan Jarvis; MOD v PC Weeks
David Evans has prosecuted Ministry of Defence Police Officers in disciplinary proceedings for over 15 years. These cases involved, variously, allegations of professional and personal misconduct by a senior policeman against a female civilian in Kosovo, allegations of abusive emails and misconduct and dereliction of duty for failing to keep watch at a secure establishment.
|For the MoD|
|GMC v Dr Swinhoe
Christina Lambert represented Dr Swinhoe in this major case concerning consent. It involved a gynaecologist of international repute who was alleged to have inadequately consented a vulnerable patient before undertaking surgery. The case tested the boundaries of admissibility of evidence under new rules.
|For Dr Swinhoe|
|GMC v Dr Patterson
Christina Lambert represented Dr Patterson in this case involving a cardiovascular surgeon who was alleged to have performed surgery which was outwith his competence and for which he had inadequate training. The surgeon was vindicated and this allowed cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the UK to perform carotid surgery usually undertaken only by vascular surgeons.
|For Dr Patterson|
|GMC v Dr Rosenbloom
Christina Lambert represented Dr Rosenbloom in this important case on the divide between health and conduct under the new rules.
|For Dr Rosenbloom|
|GMC v Dr Williams
Andrew Kennedy (led by James Turner QC) represented Dr Williams, a pathologist, in this high-profile defence before the GMC and a Home Office Disciplinary Committee. This case arose from the prosecution of Sally Clark.
|For Dr Williams|
|GMC v Dr Fatnani
Andrew Kennedy represented Dr Fatnani in this high-profile case before the GMC following conviction for money laundering arising from the prosecution of her daughter Joyti De-Laurey (the Goldman Sachs secretary who stole £4.5m from her boss).
|For Dr Fatnani|
|GMC v Dr Gulati
Angus McCullough was instructed by Mike Ryan at Ryans to represent Dr Gulati in this two-week hearing arising out of alleged misconduct arising out of the death from meningitis of a two-year-old girl.
|For Dr Gulati|
|Doshi v Southend on Sea Primary Care Trust
Richard Booth appeared for the Respondent PCT before Holman J in the Administrative Court. The issue was whether the FHSAA was right to have applied the civil standard of proof when it considered quasi-criminal allegations of a sexual nature made against a GP. This was only the second appeal from the FHSAA concerning a GP to have reached this Court.
|For the Respondent|
|Institute of Structural Engineers v David Brewster
Owain Thomas was instructed by Hill Dickinson to represent David Brewster, a structural engineer, in a case involving commercial conflicts of interest.
|For David Brewster|
|GMC v Various Doctors at the Stapleford Centre including Dr Brewer
William Edis, Christina Lambert and Jeremy Hyam were all involved in this longest-running and most complex of cases yet to be considered by the GMC. Of the 7 doctors charged, Dr Brewer (represented by William Edis and Jeremy Hyam), faced the most serious charges of misconduct in his management of 13 different patients at his private centre for the treatment of addiction.
|For Dr Brewer|
For the GMC
|GMC v Sir Roy Meadow
This was one of the most high profile cases ever brought against a senior medical practitioner following controversial decisions against mothers found guilty of murdering their babies on the basis of expert medical opinion. Robert Seabrook QC prosecuted for the GMC in this case.
|For the GMC|
|Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals and the GMC v Prof. David Southall
Kieran Coonan QC and Andrew Kennedy represented Professor Southall in the GMC inquiry and appeal into his involvement with the Sally Clark case and in two further GMC inquiries into Prof. Southall’s paediatric practice and research.
|For Dr Southall|
|GMC v Dr Bee
Christina Lambert represented Dr Bee who was alleged to have failed to investigate adequately the death of one of Harold Shipman’s victims, thus missing an opportunity to prevent more murders.
|For Dr Bee|
|GMC v Dr Kane
Sally Smith QC led Christopher Mellor in prosecuting Dr Kane for the GMC in the first contested hearing under the new voluntary erasure rules. Dr Kane was ultimately permitted to apply for voluntary erasure on the grounds of his ill-health.
|For the GMC|