Regulatory: Notable case

Stem-Cell Doctor Struck Off (2010)

Tom Kark instructed by the General Medical Council.  Following allegations that a Dutch-trained Doctor offered stem cell treatment to multiple sclerosis sufferers the GMC found " the doctor had breached good medical practice by "exploiting vulnerable patients" and his actions had caused lasting harm.

Further report and details   BBC News

Fitness to Practise Panels and Press Release   General Medical Council

Notable cases:

Inquest into the death of P.S. (2015)
Polly Dyer represented the family of a woman who was hit by a bus when crossing Barnet High Street. She was instructed by L
Polly Dyer

Appeal Re: DCI S (2015)
Alex Felix represents DCI in Police Appeal Tribunal
Alexandra Felix

Sergeant Loughran-Dickson (2014)
Represents interests of family
Lydia Barnfather

GDC -v- Kibria (2014)
Fallon Alexis represents General Dental Council in prosecution of unqualified tooth whitener
Fallon Alexis

GDC -v- Ross (2014)
Polly Dyer acted for the General Dental Council in a prosecution involving the illegal practice of tooth whitening.
Polly Dyer

BHA -v- Jarvis (Alan) (2014)
Tim Naylor acted on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority against racehorse trainer Alan Jarvis.
Tim Naylor

Successfully defended a doctor accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour and dishonesty. (2014)
Zoe Johnson QC successfully defended a doctor accused by the GMC of sexually inappropriate behaviour and dishonesty.
Zoe Johnson QC

NMC -v- Quinn (2014)
Lead counsel in successful 3 month prosecution of Mr Quinn Who set up and ran an elite unregistered Private hospital for cele
Linda Strudwick

MPTS (GMC) Hearing Post Manslaughter Conviction (2013)
Adrian Darbishire QC represented Dr G, a consultant urologist who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2012, in misconduct p
Adrian Darbishire QC

BHA -v Arnold (Stephen) (2013)
Acted on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority against racehorse owner Stephen Arnold.
Tim Naylor


A new era of enforcement in hospital care?
Ben FitzGerald - Barrister at QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers and First Junior Counsel to the Mid Staffordshire Trust Public Inq 29.11.2013
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The Mid Staffordshire Inquiry - An Introduction to its lessons.
Ben FitzGerald has completed an article on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. 16.8.2013
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Regulation of Healthcare Professionals
Whistle-blowing, disclosure and patient confidentiality - the conflict between confidentiality and a duty to disclose. 29.9.2009
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Criminal Prosecutions for Regulators
Selva Ramasamy examines how and why the issue of a criminal prosecution may arise, and the advantages and disadvantages of c 28.7.2009
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