Regulatory: Notable case

GDC v Grabowski

Heather Norton represented the GDC in a case concerning the substandard dental treatment of numerous patients, and financial dishonesty arising from encouraging patients to pay for private treatment rather than NHS treatment and then claiming from the NHS for the work carried out.

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

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

Mid-Staffs NHS Public Inquiry (2013)
Further updates of Mid-Staff Inquiry where Tom Kark QC, Ben Fitzgerald and Tom Baker are appointed as counsel to the inquiry
Tom Kark QC | Ben FitzGerald | Tom Baker


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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