James Watson QC

Call 1979 | Silk 2000

James Watson QC | Call 1979 | Silk 2000

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James has represented doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, opticians, social workers and police officers faced with regulatory proceedings. He also has experience of prosecution in both the medical and police fields and has significant experience as a legal assessor for regulatory bodies including the General Optical Council.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

“A good man to have in your corner, a ferocious negotiator, who really stands his ground, great to work with and full of useful, practical ideas.” 
Chambers & Partners

Abuse of process with reference to disciplinary proceedings: please click here to read James’ paper

Cases & work of note

  • GMC: allegations relating to surgical removal of “wrong” kidney
  • GMC: allegations relating to care of disabled child including terminal care decisions
  • Ghosh v Northumberland PCT [May  2007] FHSAA appeal
  • GMC: racial discrimination relating to medical training
  • GMC: allegations concerning minimal access gynaecology surgery
  • GMC: premature discharge of psychiatric patient leading to serious assault whilst in the community
  • GMC: misconduct and performance allegations involving alleged job application misrepresentations and clinical performance in pathology
  • GMC: misconduct in the preparation and presentation of forensic pathology reports in criminal cases
  • GMC: performance hearing concerning a general practitioner
  • GMC: allegations relating to obesity treatment
  • GMC: allegations of insurance fraud
  • GMC: allegations including alteration of records, clinic management and harassment