Professional Discipline Department

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What the team is known for Dedicated team recognised for its expertise in matters of healthcare regulation. Specialises in the representation of clinicians facing disciplinary proceedings, including regular work for doctors and dentists. Also works with social workers facing disciplinary hearings.

Work highlights Successfully defended a consultant radiologist before the MPTS following allegations of dishonesty.

Notable practitioners

Adam Smith is "very astute, switched-on and practical," according to market sources. He possesses a wealth of expertise in defending clients facing GDC, GMC and HCPC investigations into allegations of inappropriate behaviour, dishonesty and sexual assault.

Simon Eastwood is a seasoned and highly respected expert in the field of professional discipline. He regularly represents doctors and dentists in internal investigations, as well as GMC and GDC fitness to practise hearings.

Stephen Hooper "asks the right questions and takes a systematic approach," according to impressed interviewees. His diverse practice sees him handle fitness to practise investigations before the GDC and GMC, as well as judicial review proceedings stemming from criminal matters.

Surjit Dubb is a skilled professional discipline expert who is called upon by a range of medical professionals for his abilities in disciplinary and regulatory issues. He offers experience in proceedings before the MPTS, GMC, GDC and a variety of wider governing bodies.