General Osteopathic Council v TD (2018)

Clodagh Bradley QC represented an osteopathic tutor of undergraduates, who also sat as a member of the GOsC’s Professional Conduct Committee, who was accused of bullying and intimidation towards a student. She was suspended by her employer as a result of the allegations pending further investigations.  The GOsC’s guidance requires osteopaths to self-report in the event of being suspended and Ms D did not do so for 4 months and she sat on 3 PCC committees in the interim.

In the proceedings brought by the GOsC against Ms D, the Committee were persuaded that the allegations of bullying and intimidation were not proved.  They concluded that the failure to self-report about her suspension and sitting on the 3 PCCs justified a 3-month suspension rather than a more substantial suspension or removal from the register, as had been argued on behalf of the Council.

Clodagh was instructed by David Tyme, Consultant Solicitor at Setfords Solicitors.