Inquests in Interesting Times Webinar - Jun 2020
Professional Discipline & Regulation
Christopher has wide-ranging experience of both prosecuting and defending in medical professional disciplinary cases before regulators (e.g. the GMC/MPTS, GDC and NMC) and of representing doctors in internal (MHPS) disciplinary cases. His GMC work includes a number of very high profile cases; e.g. GMC v Dr Andrew Wakefield and others.
- GMC v Dr H: representing a doctor accused of dishonestly submitting essays and a dissertation containing plagiarised material as part of a Masters degree in Public Health, and of further dishonesty during a University meeting investigating the dissertation.
- GDC v Dr A: defending a dentist facing charges concerning clinical treatment and that he had dishonestly failed to offer various treatments on the NHS and had advised that treatment available on the NHS would not be of an appropriate standard.
- Walker-Smith v GMC  EWHC 503 (Admin): appeal, by one of the other doctors prosecuted in the Wakefield case (see below), against findings relating to the alleged conduct of unapproved research.
- GMC v Dr Andrew Wakefield and others: instructed by the GMC in prosecution of three doctors involved in the MMR vaccine debate.
- GMC v Dr Ann David: prosecuting a Consultant Anaesthetist charged, inter alia, with hastening a patient’s death.
- GMC v Dr Kane: prosecuting a Consultant Gynaecologist; involved issues relating to voluntary erasure and fitness to appear.
- GMC v Dr Jamal: representing a doctor charged with fabrication of results and the subversion of the randomisation process in a multi-centre clinical drugs trial.
Christopher Mellor and Emma-Louise Fenelon represent different GPs in Prince Fosu Inquest into death at Harmondsworth IRC - Feb 2020
Christopher Mellor, instructed by Sam Flew at RadcliffesLeBrasseur, and Emma-Louise Fenelon instructed by James Stevenson at the MDU, are instructed to represent two different GPs at a five week jury...
Caroline Cross, Christopher Mellor and Matthew Flinn instructed in complex inquest - Nov 2019
A 36-year-old mother of three, Louise Harvey, died of a pulmonary embolism 16 days after plastic surgery. As an inpatient, one dose of prophylactic anticoagulants was given late, a second dose was not...
Law Pod UK Ep 79: Causation in Inquests - May 2019
In Episode 79 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Christopher Mellor about causation in inquests, and the findings of the Divisional Court in R (Chidlow) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool and...
The End, the Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning: Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings - Nov 2018
This seminar, with opening remarks from Richard Booth QC and chaired by Clodagh Bradley QC, will look at Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal relating to professional discipline and regulatory...
Christopher Mellor acts in long-running Inquest into death following police restraint - Jul 2018
Christopher Mellor represented a Forensic Medical Examiner in the Inquest into the death of Terrence Smith, a 33-year-old man who died following being detained by police, under section 136 of the...
Christopher Mellor acted for an interested person in the Inquest into the death of 15-year-old schoolgirl, Tallulah Wilson - Jan 2014
Christopher Mellor acted for one of the interested persons in the Inquest into the death of Tallulah Wilson, the 15-year-old schoolgirl who had had an online life which included involvement with an...
Christopher Mellor’s podcast on the proposed Duty of Candour for the NHS - Jun 2013
Christopher Mellor acted for the Strategic Health Authority in the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry. In a podcast with Hill Dickinson he discusses the final report into this Inquiry and the...
Members of 1COR acted in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust Public Inquiry - Feb 2013
Members of One Crown Office Row were involved in this inquiry, drawing on their combined expertise in clinical negligence and public law. The hearings took place from November 2010 until December...
1 Crown Office Row appears on both sides of the Professor Walker-Smith appeal - Mar 2012
Judgment has now been handed down in the appeal of Professor Walker-Smith. He challenged the 2010 General Medical Council ("GMC") Fitness to Practice Panel finding of serious professional...
GMC’s findings of fact re Dr Wakefield announced - Feb 2010