After a GMC Fitness to Practise Panel hearing (GMC v D) which lasted a total of 13 weeks, starting in August 2012 and 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.

The case involved extensive expert evidence and highly technical cross-examination of experts in breast surgery with regard to surgical techniques, outcomes and statistics. Richard Booth was appointed QC just before the conclusion of the case.