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About Me


I pride myself on keeping my feet firmly on the ground and focusing on practical and pragmatic outcomes.

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My Approach


I have always made it my priority to be clear, direct and straight forward to deal with.

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My Work


I have represented hundreds of clients in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary cases.

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Direct Access


I am a public access barrister & accept direct instructions from the public.

Professional Services

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NMC Defence Barrister

I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to NMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.

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GMC Defence Barrister

I am an experienced medical defence barrister specialising in all matters relating to GMC Fitness to Practise proceedings.

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GPhC Defence Barrister

I am a leading GPhC Defence Barrister defending pharmacists and pharmacy technicians facing fitness to practise proceedings.

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GDC Defence Barrister

I am a medical defence barrister acting for a range of dental practitioners in all matters relating to their fitness to practise.

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GOsC Defence Barrister

I am a medical defence barrister acting for osteopaths in all matters relating to GOsC fitness to practise.

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HCPC Defence Barrister

I am a defence barrister acting for health care professionals in all matters relating to HCPC fitness to practise.

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Recent Blog & Publications

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11 Oct

A look at the GPhC’s EDI Strategy and what it means for pharmacists and other registered pharmacy professionals.

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3 Oct

Doctors are required to take prompt action to raise concerns about patient safety, but many feel unsure how to correctly balance the various requirements.

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28 Sep

Stephen has been elected as chairman of the Richmond Fellowship - a charity which supports around 2500 people across Scotland.

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12 Sep

Doctors face conditions or indefinite suspension for not complying with GMC assessment or request. Here is what you need to know about non-compliance hearings.

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5 Sep

I look at the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) consultation to permanently embed the right to hold remote fitness to practise hearings.

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5 Sep

As a doctor you should expect to be referred to the GMC, if you are, prepare for a long & legalistic process but we are here when you need us.

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