I have been involved in numerous disputes about regulatory authorities. I have acted in cases concerning the Financial Services Authority, planning authorities, the General Medical Council, the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, the Bar Council, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Care Quality Commission.
I also have substantial experience in judicial review.
I recently advised the Bar Standards Board on the issue of judicial supervision of advocates.
I have dealt with many clients in my years of practise, ranging from Heads of State (overseas), public and local authorities, companies and individuals. All have required preparation of cases to a high standard.
Among the many cases I have handled, here is one to give an idea of what I can achieve for my clients:
- Dr Hayat v General Medical Council: The doctor, for whom I acted, was suspended from the medical register by the GMC. The length of his suspension was successfully challenged before the High Court which included the Judge making general observations about over long suspensions by the GMC. The doctor was also allowed to resume practice as a result of a hearing before the GMC.
I have been a barrister since 1979. I am the author of Ch.39 on Education in Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings. I am also a joint author of the chapter on Human Rights in Supperstone, Goudie and Walker on Judicial Review.
What my clients say
"A true expert in judicial reviews" Legal 500 2014, "a heavyweight in judicial review cases" Legal 500 2013, "A formidable strategist and a persuasive advocate." Legal 500 2011
Professional & academic
I studied at University College London. I was called to the Bar in 1979.