The General Medical Council (GMC) has appointed Martin Forde QC and Professor Iqbal Singh CBE to oversee a review of the Dr Manjula Arora case.

Dr Arora’s tribunal hearing raised concerns among the medical profession about whether the handling of the case and the outcome of the hearing were proportionate to the allegations received by the GMC. In light of reaction to the case, the GMC’s Chief Executive Charlie Massey determined that a review should be carried out to see whether there are lessons to be learnt for future cases.

Martin Forde QC has a practice which covers all aspects of Health Law. He appears regularly in all the Regulatory and Disciplinary tribunals predominantly for practitioners including doctors, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors and optometrists. His recent work includes leading the independent investigation into a report into antisemitism within the Labour Party in 2020, and acting as the independent adviser to the Windrush Compensation Scheme from 2018 to 2021.