Professional Discipline & Regulation

Shaheen has extensive experience acting for healthcare professionals before their regulators and in associated appeals, judicial reviews, internal disciplinary and MHPS proceedings including applications for injunctive relief.

“She has the ability to command a room and nearly always manages to pull a result out of the bag, even in cases that initially appear to be unwinnable.” “She has a wonderfully precise approach to regulatory matters, and is extremely well prepared, tenacious and thorough.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)

“Her results speak for themselves.” (Legal 500 2016)

“A true professional.” (Legal 500 2015)

Selected Cases

  • Infected Blood Inquiry [2020]: Shaheen was instructed on behalf of a Professor of Haematology.
  • Dr R v GMC [2020]: Instructed to represent doctor at IOT proceedings arising from allegations of lack of informed consent for surgery, successfully argued for no interim order.
  • JM v GOSC [2019]: Advising osteopath regarding response to GOSC proceedings.
  • JC v GOSC [2017]: Appeared for an osteopath charged with serious allegations of performing inappropriate treatment upon a patient, failing to make appropriate referral to other healthcare professionals and continuing with treatment when asked to stop. Charges dismissed following cross- examination of patient and successful half time submission.
  • DR MB v GMC [2017]: Represented a medical director charged with failure to action large numbers of urgent laboratory results and poor performance in his director role. Half time submissions succeeded in relation to a number of the charges, the remainder led to no finding of misconduct and the panel declined to issue any  warning.
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