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Lydia Barnfather: Notable case

GDC v Ashraf (2014) EWHC 2618

The dentist was successfully prosecuted by Lydia for three separately orchestrated NHS frauds in respect of which he had previously been acquitted in the crown court. Lydia successfully argued both before the Council's tribunals and the High Court that the regulator's prosecution was not an abuse of the process. The case is the current leading authority in respect of the prosecution of failed criminal allegations.

Notable cases:

DC v Vieru-York (2015) EWHC 1784
Prosecuted a Harley Street dentist for gross clinical errors involving implant surgery.

A regulator v TT (2015)
advised a regulator on highly confidential matters involving potential repeated breaches of the Data Protection Act.

NHS England v Dr Kamal (2014)
prosecuted a General Practitioner accused of multiple indecent assaults of vulnerable female patients over a protracted period of time.

GDC v Ashraf (2014) EWHC 2618
dentist was successfully prosecuted by Lydia for three separately orchestrated NHS frauds.

GMC v Dr Adeosun (2014)
Represented a GP accused of sexual assaults of female patients successfully prosecuted before the MPTS

NHS England -v- Dr Kamal (2013)
The first test case for NHS England under the new regulations governing Performers Lists and the follow-on appeal before the

Sergeant Loughran-Dickson (2014)
Represents interests of family

NHS England -v- Dr Kamal (2013)
The first test case for NHS England under the new regulations governing Performers Lists and the follow-on appeal before the

GDC -v- Ashraf (2013)
Dentist previously acquitted before the criminal courts of several separately orchestrated NHS frauds was successfully prosec

GMC -v- Keilloh (2012)
Military doctor accused in connection with torture and beatings by British soldiers of Iraqi detainees.

GMC -v- Abusin (2011)
Removal of kidney and destruction of remaining kidney of healthy donor resulting in near-death.

GMC v Akhtar (2010)
A & E Registrar’s sexually motivated conduct towards scalded patient.

GSCC v Angela Turner (2010)
Social worker charged with abusive language and cruel conduct towards vulnerable service user.

GDC v Horn (2010)
Dentist charged with inappropriate prescribing, including self prescribing of dihydrocodeine, and smoking of cannabis.

GSCC v Lansdell (2010)
Social worker who breached of professional boundaries with female services users and use of  fraudulent documents.

GSCC v Celia-Gail Smith (2010)
Wide scale failings of social worker responsible for care of Children in Need and children on the Child Protection Register.

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