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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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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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17 Oct

GMC v Dr Raied Haris [2020] EWHC (Admin) The GMC should rethink the way it accuses doctors of sexual motivation during intimate examinations - High Court

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15 Oct

The CQC has published its draft strategy “Changing regulation to improve care for all” setting out how it will regulate in 2021 and beyond.

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15 Oct

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has set out details of how it will regulate during the next phase of the coronavirus starting from 6 October.

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15 Oct

Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care update on managed return to inspections.

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15 Oct

As the risk of coronavirus recedes, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an update for care providers about its evolving approach to monitoring.

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15 Oct

What does a good Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection look and feel like?  We look at a recent CQC publication taking health and care providers

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