9 St John Street

Professional Discipline Department

The Regions (Bar)
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A strong choice for the prosecution in misconduct proceedings, primarily in the healthcare sector. Members undertake work in relation to misconduct ranging from allegations of dishonesty through to serious clinical failings and criminal matters. A source describes the team as a "hard-working and able bench."

Client service: "They understand us and are willing to work collaboratively and contribute to a mutual investment in our professional relationship. They go above and beyond." Tony Morrissey and Chris Swann lead the clerking in this area.

Catherine Cundy

Impresses in professional discipline cases in the healthcare profession, drawing on her previous role as in-house counsel at the GMC. She regularly prosecutes on behalf of the GMC in fitness-to-practise cases concerning dishonesty and clinical and sexual misconduct.
Strengths: "She's a very effective advocate and very user-friendly."
Recent work: Prosecuted a doctor on behalf of the GMC for dishonesty relating to payment claims for locum shifts which overlapped with his normal hospital duties. The doctor was suspended for four months.

Tom Gilbart

An experienced practitioner in healthcare professional discipline cases. He is noted for his strong advocacy acting on behalf of the GMC in fitness-to-practise hearings.
Strengths: "He is a very collaborative and impressive advocate. He's able to take court through key issues." "He's an effective opponent - he makes really concise and clear submissions."