Law Pod UK Ep. 193: Supreme Court rules on “shock” in clinical negligence cases - Feb 2024
Professional Discipline & Regulation
Judith has appeared before Interim Orders panels and at Fitness to Practise hearings in a number of healthcare tribunals including the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, the General Dental Council and the Health and Care Professions Council. She has also been involved in internal Trust disciplinary proceedings and fitness to practise hearings concerning medical students.
Her experience includes representing practitioners during investigations related to performance, health and conduct, including cases arising from criminal convictions and allegations of dishonesty.
She also has a good track record of drafting lengthy written submissions to assist in the resolution of claims at the early stages of proceedings. Her most recent experience in this respect includes complaints against doctors, psychotherapists and psychologists.
Judith appeared alongside leading counsel on behalf a doctor facing proceedings in the lengthy Fitness to Practise hearing arising out of a clinical trial into the relationship between cardiac defects and migraine headaches and in the subsequent s.40 appeal before the High Court. Her experience also includes acting as junior counsel in a long running hearing concerning allegations made against a GP who had previously been tried in the criminal courts for sexual assault.
In addition to appearing in professional disciplinary tribunals, she has previously appeared in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court on behalf of healthcare professionals facing criminal allegations arising out of their professional conduct.
During her second six months of pupillage Judith was appointed by the Council of the Inns of Court as a Clerk to the Bar Standards Board disciplinary tribunal. She continued in this role for seven years and was subsequently instructed as counsel for the BSB in proceedings before the Visitors to the Inns of Court. She therefore has extensive knowledge and experience of professional conduct and disciplinary proceedings at the Bar.
“Her cross-over practice includes medical discipline as well as clinical negligence cases.“ (Legal 500)
“She’s ambitious and realistic and makes sure she gets the best outcome for the client.” (Chambers & Partners)
“She displays excellent attention to detail and is very thorough.” (Legal 500)
“She is very well prepared, assured, calm, persuasive and perfectly at home in a trial. She is also excellent with clients.” (Chambers & Partners)View full profile »
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