3PB Direct

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I qualified as a barrister in 2011 and regularly appear before disciplinary tribunals, coroner’s courts and the High Court. I’ve also been instructed in a number of cases which have received national press coverage.

Legal Expertise

My expertise as a public law barrister has focused on the area of inquests, and I’ve fast become the ‘go to girl’ for representing the NHS in complex cases.

Over the years, I’ve developed a strong practice in professional discipline and regulation. I present for a range of regulators and I’ve also appeared for practitioners before disciplinary tribunals on a regular basis. I’ve been instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Medical Protection Society (MPS), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and NHS England.

Due to my extensive experience in the areas of professional discipline, I have a keen understanding of the regulatory framework, respective codes of conduct and case law in this area. As a former case officer for the General Social Care Council (GSCC, now the Health Care and Professions Council) and panel secretary for the NMC, I also have a unique insight into how cases are prepared and how professional panels come to make their determinations.

Recently, I’ve been increasingly involved in student disciplinary hearings, having acted on behalf of Regent’s Park College Oxford and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

I take on cases in all professional disciplinary cases including those relating to doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, osteopaths, optometrists, accountants, teachers, actuarists and other professionals who operate under a regulatory regime.

I’ve advised and acted in several aspects of education law including:

  • SEND
  • Negligence within schools, including claims for inadequate educational provision
  • Bullying claims
  • Admissions Appeals
  • Complex Admission Arrangements
  • Exclusion Appeals
  • Academic appeals and
  • NCTL hearings.

Recently, I’ve been instructed in a number of disciplinary education matters, particularly advising on university academic appeals. I was also previously instructed by the University of Oxford to represent individual colleges in rustication appeals and I’ve managed 58 cases of academic cheating in examinations for a leading regulator.

In addition I also have experience of representing teachers before the National College of Teaching and Leadership and I’ve advised clients in relation OFSTED and Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) inspections.

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