In February, Simon Gurney and Austin Welch presented a seminar to solicitors and medico-legal advisors at the head office of the Medical Protection Society in London. The seminar was also broadcast to the MPS’s offices in Leeds and Glasgow.
The seminar focused on recent significant developments in case law in the field of healthcare regulation and applications to stay proceedings as an abuse of process on the grounds of delay.
Simon considered the recent cases of Habib Khan v GPhC in the Supreme Court, GMC v Adeogba (in which Simon appeared for Dr Adeogba in the Court of Appeal; R (Darren Williams) v Police Appeals Tribunal; and recent case law on extensions of time and the appropriate test for dishonesty.
Austin considered the principles underlying the doctrine of abuse of process and the interplay with Article 6 ECHR, with a particular focus on cases involving delay.
Simon and Austin are both members of the Professional Discipline team in Chambers and regularly appear on behalf of professionals accused of misconduct by their regulators. For advice or information please contact David Wright in Chambers.