Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)
David Morris provides unquestionable expertise in disciplinary and regulatory cases arising in the healthcare sector. He focuses his practice on the representation of medical practitioners, regularly appearing before disciplinary bodies such as the GMC and GDC, and in the Administrative Court. He also acts in inquests, and in matters dovetailing with serious criminal proceedings.
Strengths: "Probably the most experienced junior counsel specialising in professional discipline work. There will be very few types of cases that David will have not dealt with very ably before – at least ten times."
Recent work: Acted in GDC v Sayoud, a case involving dishonesty allegations against a dentist, concerning the fabrication of evidence following a complaint.
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David Morris was called to the Bar in 1976. David has acted for health professionals and organisations in difficulty for many years. He has represented them at disciplinary panel hearings, the tribunals of their regulators, at inquests in the Coroner’s Court, criminal trials in the Crown Court and appeals in the High Court. Whether medical student, senior consultant or hospital trust he deploys the same friendly, relaxed but rigorous approach. He aims to minimise the stress of a lengthy, lonely, career-threatening process and to secure the best possible outcome. An earlier edition notes that “he displays the ability to master complex information coupled with superior advocacy skills and the ability to relate well to, and gain the confidence of, the individuals whom he represents.” Please visit the Serjeants' Inn website for his profile, which sets out full details of his practice including relevant work of note.