• A favourite of the regulators, Natasha Tahta has employed the skills gleaned from a successful serious crime practice in the field of professional regulation.

    Regulatory

    Natasha Tahta now specialises in regulatory work after 15 years of a highly successful criminal practice. She has vast experience across a broad spectrum of regulators, tribunals and hearings with a particular focus on the healthcare professions. Her keen intellect, meticulous preparation and measured approach make her the ideal candidate for work in this field.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2021: Professional Discipline - Band 4

    Legal 500 2021: Professional Discipline - Tier 4

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
    • Criminal Bar Association

    Education

    • BPP Law School (Bar Finals – third highest results in the year)
    • City University (CPE)
    • St John’s College, Cambridge University (BA Hons )

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    Recent Cases

    • Natasha Tahta presented the case on behalf of the GDC against two registrants for misconduct which involved the treatment of a nervous patient under sedation.The decision made at half-time was the subject of Judicial Review and the case became a precedent...

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    • Natasha Tahta advised the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority on a charging decision against a reputable financial litigation firm regarding the conduct of group litigation.

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    • Natasha Tahta, instructed by the SRA, presented before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in the matter of David Wedge.

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    • Natasha Tahta presented this case on behalf of the GDC against a registrant concerning a complex clinical case which involved 300 separate charges, 30 of which were found to be dishonest. The registrant was erased from the register.Counsel was instructed ...

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    • Natasha Tahta, instructed by the SRA, presented before the SDT in the matter of Gavin Dowell. 

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    • Natasha Tahta successfully presented the case against a dentist of over 1000 clinical charges, as well as dishonesty relating to defrauding the NHS.

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    • Natasha Tahta prosecuted doctor who was subject of a Sunday Times investigation into doping.

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    • Natasha Tahta is presenting the case against a doctor who breached his professional relationship with a patient.

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    • Dentist erased for dishonesty.

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  • A serious junior who has drawn from her vast general crime experience and advocacy to specialise in regulatory law; Natasha Tahta has become a firm favourite of the regulators.

    Overview 

    Natasha Tahta now specialises in regulatory work after 15 years of a highly successful criminal practice. She has vast experience across a broad spectrum of regulators, tribunals and hearings with a particular focus on the healthcare professions. Her keen intellect, meticulous preparation and measured approach make her the ideal candidate for work in this field.

    Experience 

    Natasha specialises in regulatory work, following 15 years of a highly successful criminal practice involving a wide range of criminal work, both prosecution and defence, in all levels of courts from the Magistrates’ to the Supreme Court.

    Natasha has a wide experience of regulatory work, including health and safety, licensing, gaming and trading standards. She regularly prosecutes for the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and has conducted a number of appeals for the General Social Care Council (now part of the Healthcare Professions Council).

    Natasha is on the Attorney-General’s List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in health and safety and environmental law. She was previously a Level 3 advocate on the CPS Advocate Panel for general crime and an accredited advocate on the CPS Advocates Panel Rape List.

    Natasha is on the General Medical Council’s list of approved counsel and has recently been instructed in a long-running and high-profile investigation for the General Medical Council. Natasha has conducted many Fitness to Practise hearings for the GMC at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, as well as numerous Review hearings and Investigation Committee hearings. Natasha is experienced in pre-trial investigations; she was instructed to advise in relation to the investigation of Doctor Waney Squier, a world-renowned neuropathologist, on behalf of the GMC prior to a successful prosecution.

    In her criminal work Natasha appeared in money laundering and large-scale drug trafficking cases, murder cases, rape cases, armed robberies, child sex cases, child cruelty cases and fraud cases, amongst many others. She has acted for HMRC and DTI/BERR and has been appointed as independent counsel to give advice on legal professional privilege issues to HMRC.

    Notable Cases 

    GMC v Dr Kanojia (2014)
    Erasure of a consultant following expert evidence regarding his method of breast examinations.

    GMC Investigation into Mid Staffordshire Doctors (2013)

    GMC Investigation into "baby shaking" pathologist (2012)

    NMC v Craven (2011)
    Complex misconduct hearing of a nurse found guilty of plagiarism.

    GSCC v Kilduff (2010)
    Appeal in the Care Standards Tribunal upholding decision of the GSCC to strike a social worker off for possession of obscene pornographic material.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2021: Professional Discipline - Band 4

    Legal 500 2021: Professional Discipline - Tier 4

    Recent Cases

    • Natasha Tahta presented the case on behalf of the GDC against two registrants for misconduct which involved the treatment of a nervous patient under sedation.The decision made at half-time was the subject of Judicial Review and the case became a precedent...

    • Natasha Tahta advised the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority on a charging decision against a reputable financial litigation firm regarding the conduct of group litigation.

    • Natasha Tahta presented a case on behalf of the GDC against a registrant who had been charged with historical sexual abuse allegations.

    • Natasha Tahta, instructed by the SRA, presented before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in the matter of David Wedge.

    • Natasha Tahta presented this case on behalf of the GDC against a registrant concerning a complex clinical case which involved 300 separate charges, 30 of which were found to be dishonest. The registrant was erased from the register.Counsel was instructed ...

    • Natasha Tahta, instructed by the SRA, presented before the SDT in the matter of Gavin Dowell. 

    • Natasha Tahta successfully presented the case against a dentist of over 1000 clinical charges, as well as dishonesty relating to defrauding the NHS.

    • Natasha Tahta prosecuted doctor who was subject of a Sunday Times investigation into doping.

    • Natasha Tahta is presenting the case against a doctor who breached his professional relationship with a patient.

    • Dentist erased for dishonesty.

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