William Edis QC
William Edis QC has a wide practice covering all aspects of healthcare law (clinical negligence litigation, professional disciplinary proceedings, inquests and related public law challenges), product liability and personal injury litigation. He has appeared in before the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and all courts relevant to his practice areas. He appears regularly in the General Medical Council, the General Dental Council and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has appeared before most other healthcare regulators as well as the Bar Council. He has also acted as a mediator. He is on the management committee of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Recommended in category of Professional Discipline in Chambers 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.
Recommended in category of Clinical Negligence in Chambers 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.
Recommended in Product Liability in Chambers 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.
At the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards in 2005 he was voted Junior of the Year for Professional Negligence (including Clinical Negligence).
William Edis wrote the chapter on the settlement of personal injury claims involving children or protected parties in “The Law and Practice of Compromise” by Sir David Foskett (7th Edition, Sweet & Maxwell 2010). He has been invited to speak to a variety of audiences on legal topics relevant to his practice.
Recorder of the Crown Court since 2004
Chair of the Disciplinary Committee of the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners
Management Committee of the Bar Pro Bono Unit
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Personal Injury Bar Association
London Commercial and Common Law Bar Association
Significant cases include the following
R (on the application of Michalak) v General Medical Council  EWHC 2307 (Admin): Judicial review of Registrar’s decision to empanel fresh panellist during a continuing Fitness to Practise hearing;
Brodie McCoy (A Child By Her Mother & Litigation Friend Joanne Jones) v East Midlands Strategic Health Authority  EWHC 38 (QB), (2011) Med LR 103: Clinical negligence, obstetric negligence;
Stanley Muscat v Health Professions Council  EWCA Civ 1090: Fresh evidence on a statutory appeal, the rule in Ladd v Marshall;
Beechwood Birmingham Ltd v Hoyer Group UK Ltd  EWCA Civ 647, 1 QB 357,  3 WLR 1677.
Other Significant Cases:
Gregg v Scott (HL)
The Hylamer Hips Litigation
The Oral Contraceptive Litigation
The MMR Litigation
Recent significant disciplinary cases:
In the General Medical Council:
GMC v Mutlukan : Performance assessment, ophthalmology
GMC v Stasiowska: Clinical errors, misconduct, obstetrics
GMC v Hart: Misconduct, general practice
GMC v Bannerjee: Misconduct, borrowing money from patients, general practice
GMC v Hurlstone: Research misconduct, gastroenterology
GMC v Michalak: Application in relation to replacement panellist during Fitness to Practise hearing
In the General Dental Council:
GDC v Aghabeigi: Oral surgeon, misconduct
GDC v Crowe: Treatment delivery, general dental practice
GDC v Saridakis: Unnecessary treatment, general dental practice
In the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons:
RCVS v Parry
RCVS v Illing
RCVS v Shanks
RCVS v Jones
RCVS v Owen-Thomas
RCVS v Wynne-Lewis
RCVS v Manson
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