We have brought together skilled advocates with established practices.

Medical Professionals
Considerable expertise and experience has been acquired representing medical professionals in criminal cases, at disciplinary hearings, and at inquests. These cases have often included clinical issues of considerable complexity.

Criminal case have included:

R v Dr S – allegations of sexual assault against patients; R v Dr O – allegations of attempted rape and sexual assault against patients; R v Dr P – allegations of multiple prescription fraud; R v Dr H – allegations of multiple prescription fraud and forgery relating to the obtaining of slimming medication; R v Dr O – allegations of expenses fraud and false declarations on a cremation certificate (part of Operation Jasmine – a major inquiry into Gwent care homes); R v D – allegation of sexual assault against a dental hygienist.

Disciplinary cases have included:

Re Dr X – representation of eminent consultant transplant surgeon in connection with criminal convictions (GMC); Re Dr S – representation of hospital consultant regarding allegations of dishonesty concerning the misappropriation of and unauthorised publication of another’s research (GMC); Re Dr B – representation of doctor in case concerning allegations of dishonesty and misleading conduct regarding the obtaining of and sending overseas of medication including controlled drugs (GMC); Re Dr L – representation of GP in case concerning allegations of dishonesty regarding prescriptions and the use of inappropriate humour towards patients (GMC); Re Dr X and Dr X – representation of consultant and GP regarding allegations of misconduct in connection with the running of care homes; Re Y – representation of dental nurse in connection with criminal convictions (General Dental Council); Re R – representation of an alternative back therapist using controversial equipment and techniques (General Council of Chiropractors and Health Professions Council).

Inquests have included:

Re Dr A – representation of prison doctor re death at HMP Brockhill; Re Dr B – representation of prison doctor re death from dehydration of a prisoner at HMP Blakenhurst (a 5 week very high profile inquest including an adjournment for CPS to reconsider their decision not to prosecute for manslaughter); Re Dr C – representation of police doctor re death in custody of a Mental Health Act detainee: Re Dr D – representation of prison doctor re death of prisoner in HMP Bristol; Re LHB A – representation of health board in high profile inquest into the death by hanging of a prisoner in HMP Stafford; Re LHB B – representation of health board regarding the death on a home visit of a psychiatric patient; Re LHB C – representation of health board in inquest concerning the in hospital post partum death of a young mother; Re LHB D – representation of health board in inquest concerning the death of a patient following a colonoscopy.

Further, our barristers regularly represent a range of people at inquests including health boards and medical professionals, police officers, company directors, and interested parties with concerns as to the circumstances giving rise to death.