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Professional Discipline

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Clodagh Bradley QC Interviewed for Comment By BBC South East

Clodagh Bradley QC comments to BBC South East’s reporter Leanne Rinne about struck-off doctor Michael Sheill who was filmed performing botox consultations. 


1COR Annual Professional Discipline Seminar June 7th 2017

Last night saw a stellar line up of some of 1 Crown Office Row’s finest speakers at the Royal College of Surgeons, discussing the latest developments in Professional Disciplinary law.Last night saw a stellar line up of some of 1 Crown Office Row’s finest speakers at the Royal College of Surgeons, discussing the latest developments in Professional Disciplinary law.


Jim Duffy in Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

The Employment Tribunal in Cardiff has given judgment in the case of Eirian Morris v Carmarthenshire County Council. Mr Morris was dismissed from his role as Ski Centre Coordinator at Pembrey Country Park following a restructure within the Council. He issued a claim for automatically unfair dismissal on the basis that the principal reason for his dismissal was a series of whistleblowing disclosures he made in 2014. His alternative case was that his dismissal was substantively and/or procedurally unfair.


Clodagh Bradley obtains stay of proceedings against the GDC on grounds of abuse of process

Clodagh Bradley, instructed by Ravi Gupta of Hempsons, made a successful application for a stay of proceedings before the Professional Conduct Committee of the General Dental Council on the grounds of abuse of process.

The committee found, on 2 June 2015, that there “was a serious, consistent and ongoing failure on the part of the GDC to meet its obligations in relation to disclosure…”, that there was “clear evidence of coaching the [complainant] on what he should say”, that the GDC’s expert “acted in a manner which suggested bias towards the GDC’s prosecution of the case.  The Committee viewed this as deplorable conduct on the part of an expert witness.”.  The Committee found that “the GDC has shown a cavalier disregard for fairness and due legal process … the GDC’s conduct in this case is so egregious that the Committee’s sense of justice and propriety is offended.”


John Whitting Q.C. in landmark decision by Court of Appeal about doctors’ responsibility for product literature

John Whitting Q.C. led for the MPS and the MDU in the class action of Webster v Liddington. One of the key preliminary issues was whether the individual clinicians who administered the cosmetic procedure called Isolagen were responsible for claims made in Isolagen’s promotional literature.  The Court of Appeal found that, absent an express disclaimer, they were.


Richard Mumford represents a nurse in disciplinary hearings for not disclosing her partners criminal convictions.

Richard acted for a nurse in a disciplinary hearing brought against a newly-qualified nurse who, when applying for a job as a paediatric nurse, had not disclosed her partner’s convictions for sexual offences


Clodagh Bradley represented Dr Scholten in the GMC against charges he photographed a woman’s genitalia during a breast implant operation, without consent.

Dr Scholten was conducting surgery to replace a woman’s PIP breast implants when he noticed an unusual feature of her genitalia. He took a picture of this on his i-phone. 


Owain Thomas succeeds in defending a PCT’s decision not to admit a Doctor who introduced religious content into consultations.

Owain Thomas has successfully represented a Primary Care Trust in the Upper Tribunal in an appeal on the grounds that the PCT's decision breached Article 9 of the ECHR


Robert Kellar in High Court ruling that General Medical Council is too late with child sex abuse complaint.

Robert Kellar represented the Doctor in the case of D,R (on the application of) v General Medical Council


Richard Booth QC defends Consultant Breast Surgeon in GMC

After a GMC Fitness to Practise Panel hearing (GMC v D) which lasted a total of 13 weeks (finishing in April 2013) and which involved twelve patient cases at the outset, with various allegations of misconduct and deficient professional performance, Richard Booth QC has secured a finding that the fitness to practise of Mr D, Consultant Breast Surgeon, is not impaired.


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