Clodagh Bradley QC, who is being led by Sir Robert Francis QC, is instructed to appear on behalf of Dr Waney Squier, consultant paediatric neuropathologist, in an appeal against the findings of the GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal – including findings of dishonesty concerning the expert evidence of Dr Squier.
The hearing commences on Monday 17th October 2016 and is listed for 5 days in the Administrative Court.
Dr Waney Squier is a consultant paediatric neuropathologist. The case will have significant implications for expert evidence generally, and in particular any expert who is deemed to have strayed outside of their expertise.
The GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal proceedings heard over 5 months’ of evidence between October 2015 and February 2016 relating to allegations about Dr Squier’s expert testimony between 2007 and 2010 in non-accidental head injury cases relating to infants (also referred to as “shaken baby syndrome”), where the disputed issues include straying outside of expertise, bias, deliberately misleading the court and dishonesty.
Dr Squier is challenging the Tribunal’s factual findings which led to their determination to direct that her name be erased from the Medical Register and an immediate order for her suspension from the Medical Register pending her appeal.
Clodagh Bradley QC is instructed by Alex Leslie of RadcliffesLeBrasseur. Tom Kark QC and Alexandra Felix will appear for the GMC.