David is appointed to List A as Specialist Regulatory Panel Counsel in Health and Safety & Environmental Law, CQC, Ofsted.
Healthcare and Professional Discipline
David has significant experience in matters concerning Healthcare and Professional Discipline. He is instructed in matters concerning GMC, CQC, NHS England, Safeguarding, NMC, RCN, Performer Lists, OFSTED, GDC, GPs, Consultants and the Civil Aviation Authority.
He is very experienced appearing before Panels and Tribunals, addressing fitness, contested matters and appeals, as well as advising on strategy. He advocates on behalf of surgeons, nurses, doctors and dentists. His practice in healthcare also complements his inquest work where there has been a death in a medical setting.
David has a strong practice dealing with GMC, Care Quality Commission and Ofsted cases before the First and Upper Tier Tribunals. He advises Doctors as well as Providers and Managers on Notices of Proposal, Decision, Fit and Proper Persons, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. David also frequently advises NHS Trusts and their staff.
He appears at Urgent closure hearings before the Magistrates’ and the Appellate Tribunals under the Section 30 & 31 Provisions HSCA 2008.
He frequently advises Registered Providers and Registered Managers on prospects of appeal and how to appeal under the Memorandum of Understanding for Urgent Appeals. He has an insightful understanding and knowledge of the Health and Social Care Act and Regulations and their application. He works with expert consultants and Registered Managers and Providers, ensuring their case is fully advanced.
He has been instrumental in defending Notices of Proposal and Notices of Decisions to restrict admissions. He mainly addresses cases where cancellation of registration and closure of a setting is sought.
David also advises the regulator, CQC and its Inspectors. He represents them at contested hearings and advises on urgent closure of settings where there is serious risk to life.
David gives training on Healthcare law and matters under the HSCA and Regulations.