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:

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

GCC -v- Dr JT (2014)
Acted on behalf of Dr JT who faced allegations of sexually inappropriate and unprofessional conduct towards a patient.
Linda Strudwick

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

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

HCPC -v- Russell (2013)
The first criminal prosecution brought by the HCPC.
Lydia Barnfather

Student Disciplinary Hearing (2013)
Edward Henry successfully represents student at disciplinary hearing.
Edward Henry

GDC V Addow (2013)
Dentist Omar Sheikh Mohamed Addow struck off for offering female genital mutilation
Tom Kark QC

NMC -v- Quinn (2013)
Disciplinary hearing against nurse who ran celebrity hospital.
Linda Strudwick

Articles:

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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For more information on regulatory matters, please contact the clerks on 020 7583 5766 or barristers@qebholliswhiteman.co.uk