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Anthony Haycroft successfully defends a GP before a Medical Practitioners Tribunal in a 2-week case of dishonesty

16th September 2022

The doctor had treated family members over an 8-year period and then dishonestly altered the records to conceal that he had done so. The dishonesty was “persistent” and spanned a long period of time. The doctor admitted all allegations and accepted impairment and that the sanction choice was between suspension and erasure. The GMC sought erasure. The MPT accepted the defence argument that the dishonesty was due to fear and panic and not an ingrained dishonesty trait and imposed a 12-month period of suspension with a review and no immediate order made.

Anthony Haycroft was instructed by Aidan Carr of Burton Copeland LLP Manchester.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

12th September 2022

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers and all its members and staff offer their thanks to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for 70 years of exemplary service.  We offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to His Majesty King Charles III and to all members of The Royal Family.  Our thoughts are with you.

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Elliot Gold co-authors the latest edition of Blackstone’s Police Manual 2023

24th August 2022

Elliot Gold is a co-author of the third edition of Blackstone’s Police Manual: General Police Duties 2023 alongside Paul Connor, Police Training Consultant, Dave Johnston, Barrister and former Chief Superintendent, Specialist Operations, Metropolitan Police Service, Glenn Hutton, Private assessment and examination consultant, and Andy Cox, Detective Chief Superintendent with Lincolnshire Police.

Elliot is recognised as a leading junior by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, the latter named him Professional Discipline Junior of the Year in 2021.

To purchase the book, please see here.

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Frances McClenaghan appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel

15th August 2022

Frances McClenaghan has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel, commencing in September 2022.

Frances has a depth and breadth of expertise in medical and police matters. She acts in a range of connected proceedings: inquests, judicial review hearings and before police misconduct panels. Frances is assiduous and practical. She can be relied upon to provide clear, timely advice. She is an effective advocate who enjoys working collaboratively with clients.

Click here to read more about Frances’ practice.

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Edward Pleeth appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel

11th August 2022

Edward Pleeth has been appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, commencing in September 2022.

Edward was previously on the Attorney General’s B Panel for three years from 2016 and on the Attorney General’s C Panel from 2013.

Edward advises and represents the police and government departments on operational issues, civil actions, inquests and misconduct hearings. Recently, he acted in the Guildford Pub Bombings and the Manchester Arena Bombings inquiries. His healthcare work includes regular appearances on behalf of practitioners before various regulatory bodies, including the General Medical Council and General Dental Council.

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Hannah Hinton completes ‘25 for 25’ Challenge for Advocate

29th July 2022

Hannah Hinton completes the ‘25 for 25’ Challenge, having successfully undertaken a significant number of hours of pro bono work.

Hannah has a busy and growing practice across all areas of Chambers’ work, including civil fraud, financial crime, extradition (overseas and EU) and Inquests, inquiries, and investigation law. Hannah is distinguished for her hard work and enthusiastic approach as well as, her unwavering support and client care.

Read more about her practice here.

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