Clyde & Co LLP

Professional Discipline Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Draws upon the firm's signature strengths and institutional knowledge of the insurance sector to represent medical practitioners on behalf of private medical malpractice insurers in fitness-to-practise hearings. Frequently represents healthcare professionals in GMC and GDC investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and dishonesty. Also adept at assisting NHS trusts with independent investigations into the care provided by medical professionals. Possesses additional strength in representing solicitors in SDT proceedings.

Strengths One client remarks: "The firm commands a presence in the field and possesses proper medical law specialists."

"The firm is hugely experienced at advising professional services firms," another client reveals, adding: "They check in regularly and the service provided feels personal and attentive." 

Work highlights Represented a dental nurse in a GDC fitness-to-practise hearing regarding her failure to declare multiple criminal convictions when applying for registration.

Notable practitioners


Judith Duffin
frequently defends healthcare practitioners in disciplinary proceedings before various healthcare regulators, including the GMC and GDC. She is equally adept at assisting medical professionals facing independent investigations from NHS trusts.
"She always sees the bigger picture and is a great tactician." "She is an impressive solicitor who is calm and inspires confidence."