Professional Discipline & Regulation

Robert is regularly instructed to defend clinicians in professional disciplinary proceedings, most notably before the GMC and GDC.

Selected Cases

  • GMC proceeding (2018): defended senior gynaecologist from allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • GDC v A (2017): Professional Conduct Committee case against a Dental Nurse and Practice Manager accused of acting beyond the scope of their practice. Case successfully referred back to the Investigating Committee and concluded without further action.
  • GMC v C (2016): Professional Conduct Committee case for a GP accused of prescribing drugs to non-patients.
  • GDC v B (2016): Professional Conduct Committee case for a senior dentist accused of dishonesty and poor professional performance amounting to misconduct. All allegations dismissed save for those in relation to note taking.
  • GDC v X (2013): Professional Conduct Committee case for a dentist accused of dishonest failure to declare caution for theft to GDC.
  • GDC v Y (2010): Health Committee case concerning a dentist suffering from Kleptomania.
  • GMC v Z (2010): Month Long Hearing before Fitness to Practice Panel concerning a colorectal surgeon’s professional performance. Led by Robert Seabrook QC.
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