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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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Other Regulatory Defence

I am an experienced regulatory barrister with expert knowledge in licensing & criminal defence.

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Recent Blog & Publications

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9 Jul

The Government has set out plans to modernise fitness to practise processes and give healthcare regulators greater autonomy to be responsive to a fast changing healthcare environment.

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1 Jul

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) is seeking views on changes to its education and training requirements for pharmacy support staff.

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1 Jul

In this article I will look at the current position with regards to fit and proper and then how this will change in the near future once the statutory guidance is adopted.

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23 Jun

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have signed a joint statement to stress the benefits of good reflection among healthcare professionals.

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15 Jun

The process for when and how to appeal the decision is set out in article 40 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 and in the GPhC (Appeal Committee Rules) Order of Council 2010.

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15 Jun

The Pharmacy Order 2010 sets out the processes that the General Pharmaceutical Council must follow in determining an application to join the register.

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