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.”