Alan Taylor

Call To The Bar: 1986

“Alan Taylor is noted for his experience in prosecution work on behalf of the GMC. He is regularly instructed in fitness-to-practise hearings.” – Professional Discipline – Chambers and Partners 2024

“Alan isn’t only excellent but is a lovely guy, a nice operator and very experienced.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023 – Professional Discipline

“He is fantastic with clients; he has a way about him that puts people at ease and makes them feel they are in capable hands.” – Chambers & Partners, 2022

As an experienced practitioner, Alan has built a successful Criminal and Regulatory practice. In the last five-years, he has transformed his practice so that Professional Discipline & Regulatory conducts around eighty-percent of his work load. Alan also continues to practise in criminal law.

Alan is a highly-experienced advocate. He regularly receives plaudits from both professional and lay clients for his advocacy style and for the results he achieves for his clients. He will leave no stone un-turned in seeking to achieve the desired outcome for his client.

In the field of professional discipline, Alan is one of the General Medical Council’s regularly instructed advocates. He has recently been appointed to the Council’s list of advocates sufficiently experienced and skilled to appear in the High Court.

He conducts all types of hearings for many professions, including Fitness to Practise, Review and Restoration hearings. He has extensive experience of appearing before Interim Orders Panels.

Much of Alan’s current practice is taken up with Fitness to Practice Hearings involving misconduct (including dishonesty, sexual abuse, and serious clinical errors), deficient professional performance (following performance assessments), and adverse physical or mental health.

Examples of Professional Disciplinary/Regulatory work:

Examples of Criminal Law work: