Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
Christopher Geering has a strong reputation in the professional disciplinary sphere. He focuses on the medical profession, and tends to represent registrants in disciplinary proceedings of the GMC, GDC and other regulators. He has additionally presented a number of cases on behalf of RICS.
Strengths: "He's really slick, well prepared and knowledgeable." "Extremely clever, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of regulatory case law." "Christopher is a phenomenal barrister. He's really easy to work with and makes himself available. He's very thoughtful, thorough and extremely good at working with all levels of stakeholders."
Recent work: Acted for an NHS dentist before the GDC regarding accusations he had submitted inappropriate claims for many years, intentionally misdating claim forms.
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Christopher is a highly respected junior with experience dealing with a wide range of high profile and sensitive cases. In recent years he has represented a senior member of a deanery accused of assaulting a colleague, and a junior doctor who allegedly sexually assaulted a psychotic patient in his care.
He has an established appellate practice and regularly advises or appears in appellate proceedings against healthcare regulators. Such cases have included appeals against the GMC and NMC, as well as resisting judicial review proceedings and statutory appeals brought by the GMC and PSA. In addition, he has been instructed to appear before the First Tier Tribunal on behalf of NHS England.
Beyond healthcare, he has frequently appeared before the ACCA – including his defence of a former financial director of a major NHS Trust. He represents the RICS at first instance and in appeal proceedings. He is also regularly instructed to bring appeals against the DBS in the Upper Tribunal.
Christopher has considerable experience in coronial proceedings – whether presenting healthcare practitioners, or care homes, GP practices, or the County Council. These include Article 2 and jury inquests.
ARDL Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers