Giles Colin has a wide ranging practice covering a number of areas of law, but he is best known for his work in the fields of regulatory and disciplinary law, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquests (principally in healthcare appearing regularly on behalf of the Ambulance Service, PCT and Hospital Trusts, as well as representing the interests of Doctors). He has also given presentations in respect of Inquests where Coroners, Helalthcare professionals and lawyers were all present. He has been instructed directly by the General Medical Council to cross examine vulnerable witnesses where the doctor does not have legal representation. He was called to the Bar in 1994 and developed a practice almost exclusively in the criminal courts in South East England, before moving to London in 2000. This gave him valuable experience for witness actions and for all aspects of his practice today, but particularly disciplinary and regulatory work. He sits as a Barrister Member on the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Bar Council and is Assistant Treasurer of the South Eastern Circuit.
Giles Colin is "approachable, sensible, knowledgeable" and is as good on his feet as he is on paper, according to sources. Instructing solicitors value his ability to get stuck into a case, praising him for his efforts on especially sensitive medical disciplinary cases. They admire his political nous and the fact he is "ruthless in a positive way." (Chambers and Partners 2013)
Durham University BA (Hons)
Polytechnic of Central London Dip Law
Inns of Court School of Law
Significant cases include the following
Ndri v Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 3652 (QB)
The Claimant alleged that her corneal graft had become infected with bacteria which resulted in the loss of sight in the right eye. The Claim was brought in negligence and under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH). The Court held that the Regulations did not apply to Hospital Patients. The claim failed in negligence and on causation.
This case appears to support the fact that COSHH is not a basis for an MRSA claim against a Hospital
The General Council of the Bar of England and Wales v (1) Brandon and (2) Fisher 24/10/2006
Appeal to the Visitors from the decision of a Summary Procedure Panel which had imposed a fine on the Appellants and the decision of a Disciplinary Tribunal which had sought to enforce the fine both allowed because members of each Panel had been part of the investigatory function as well as the disciplinary process.
GMC v Richard Akinrolabu 16/05/06
First Instruction by GMC Legal of Counsel to cross-examine a vulnerable witness who gave evidence by video link in circumstances where the Doctor did not have representation. Dr Akinrolabu had been charged with rape, sexual assault, and offering to perform an abortion. Following cross-examination of the complainant, Dr Akinrolabu was acquitted on all Heads of Charge.
Mian v Kings Colloge Hospital NHS Trust 1/02/06
Council for Health Care Regulatory Excellence v GMC (1) and Basiouny  EWHC 68 (Admin)
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