Professional Discipline & Regulation

Matthew has acted for registrants at all stages of GMC and GDC proceedings.  He has appeared for doctors and dentists facing allegations of dishonesty and serious professional misconduct at both the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and the Professional Conduct Committee of the GDC.

Matthew has also represented clients in internal trust proceedings and at inquests. He has advised on a range of medico-legal matters, including those relating to consent and confidentiality and data protection.

Selected Cases

  • General Medical Council v Dr C: Matthew represented a doctor accused of clinical failings and dishonesty in a case involving the retrospective alteration of medical notes.
  • General Dental Council v Dr P: Matthew represented a dentist in a case concerning allegations of dishonesty and misconduct arising from clinical practice.
  • Mr C: Matthew represented a surgeon following the death of a patient resulting from errors made during an operation. Matthew appeared at internal trust proceedings and the inquest, and also advices in respect of GMC and criminal investigations.
  • CM v General Medical Council: Judicial review proceedings that led to the first successful challenge of the GMC’s ‘pilot scheme’ for charging Fitness to Practise allegations.
  • General Medical Council v CM: Matthew was led by Christina Lambert Q.C. in lengthy and complex disciplinary proceedings involving allegations of misconduct arising from spinal surgery performed on a number of patients.
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