Neair undertook her bar finals at the Inns of Court School of Law, obtaining a Very Competent. She was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 2004, having received a Benefactors’ Scholarship from the Inn to study the BVC.
Neair has cultivated a practice in the areas of Regulatory/Professional Discipline with an emphasis on Healthcare Regulation, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Coroners’ Inquests. She accepts instructions in Courts and Tribunals nationally. She has a busy paperwork practice and is happy to provide advice or pleadings on an urgent basis.
Neair offers training and seminars to solicitors in the field of Professional Discipline.
Education and Qualifications
- Law: LLB (Hons)
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
Neair has had exposure to a wealth of regulatory work. She accepts instructions in all areas of healthcare regulation and has considerable experience of representing nurses in proceedings brought by The Nursing and Midwifery Council. She is an experienced trial advocate who gives robust advice, while also having a particular skill in dealing with vulnerable or nervous clients. While she has a particular interest in the area of dishonesty, she has significant experience of acting in a wide range of matters. Her instructions regularly involve cases of the utmost complexity, including those relating to health and misconduct, clinical incompetence, fraud, neglect, suggested sexual impropriety and registration appeals.
NMC v JA
Acted on behalf of the Registrant in a two-week hearing in respect of denied charges relating to a removal of clothing search allegedly conducted in accordance with local policy or the Mental Health Act Code of Conduct. Further concerns raised related to inappropriate use of seclusion in circumstances where it was not clinically necessary to do so, and a general failure to follow protocol when secluding patients. Finding of No Impairment.
NMC v JB
The Registrant faced charges of theft of controlled drugs during the course of his employment. An application was made on the first day of the substantive Conduct and Competence Committee hearing, to transfer the matter to the Health Committee on two grounds:
- Strike off was an unrealistic disposal.
The opposed application was granted.
NMC v GC
Three-day hearing whereby issues of clinical incompetence were considered, namely that the Registrant had administered incorrect medication to patients on three different occasions. A finding of no impairment was reached.
MMC v AN
Fraudulent entry on the register case, arising as a result of a failure to disclose a number of convictions. The Registrant’s completion of the NMC’s ‘Good Character and Conduct’ forms when renewing his registration failed to acknowledge these convictions. A panel of the Investigation Committee determined that there had been a number of intentional omissions in respect of information that was detrimental to the registrant. On that basis, this entry in the register was removed.
NMC v TH
Referral from the Registrant’s ex-employer, following her dismissal from her role as a Night Nurse on a Stroke Unit. Allegations against her included swearing at a service user and making other inappropriate comments to challenging patients. It was further alleged that she knowingly gave a patient an overdose of a sedative. Evidence suggested that the Registrant took the pre-prepared syringe with the correct dose away and returned with a syringe that had more medication in it. The NMC sought an interim suspension. An interim Conditions of Practice Order was advanced on behalf of the Registrant and subsequently imposed.
Neair has also prosecuted, defended or advised in the following areas:
- Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
- Noise abatement
- Council Tax fraud
- Section 72 of the Housing Act 2004 for operating an unlicensed house in multiple occupation
- Suspension/revocation of licences issued by the Security Industry Authority
- Appeals against the refusal/revocation of a Hackney Carriage Licence
- Environmental Health/Food Safety
- Unlicensed street trading
Neair seeks to undertake work in all areas of personal injury, representing both claimants and defendants. She has had previous involvement in RTAs, MOJ portal claims, infant settlements and credit hire cases. She is knowledgeable on a number of relevant aspects of credit hire litigation including need, duration, rate and impecuniosity.
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Neair has experience of dealing with inquests in relation to deaths that have required investigation into medical conduct.Book BarristerBack to top