Laura Nash

Call 2009


Laura is an extremely experienced practitioner dealing with Care Quality Commission cases and has a particular specialism in section 10 offences for regulated activities. She has appeared in a range of tribunals, dealing with criminal and civil enforcement as well as coronial care home cases.

Laura knows her way around the courtroom, is extremely intelligent and well-rounded and can see an inquest from every possible angle.
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Laura acted in a criminal prosecution of a care home following the deaths of two residents. Click here for press coverage.


Laura regularly advises healthcare professionals and charities on whether their activities fall within the definition of regulated activities for the purposes of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the Health and Social Care (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. She has appeared before criminal courts, coroners courts and tribunals acting for care home providers.

Laura is also regularly instructed as act for medical professionals and has appeared before the General Medical Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council, as well as acted as care presenter for the Health & Care Professions Council.


  • R v CT (Blackpool Magistrates Court)
    Acted for the registered manager following two fatalities at the care home.
  • CQC v B2B 
    Advising an ultrasound company as to whether an offence contrary to section 10 had been committed.
  • SMT Ltd v CQC 
    Advising a direct to consumer aligner service as to whether registration was required.
  • CQC v Dr HW 
    Advising a GP whether registration was required to performing ear syringing services.


  • NMC v RC & RT
    Representing one of two midwives who were accused of failing to identify a serious deterioration in a new mother’s health following a home birth, delaying her transfer to hospital and resulting in her admission to the ITU. The registrant had admitted one minor charge of 12 alleged. Laura successfully applied to have two charges dismissed at half time, with only two of the remaining nine charges being proved. Following further submissions there was no impairment found.
  • GMC v Dr AK
    Representing a general practitioner accused of dishonesty when completing paperwork to be sent to NHS England.
  • In the matter of JW (Chesterfield Coroners Court)
    Acting for a GP who advised care home staff to contact paramedics rather than attending at the home to conduct her own assessment.
  • In the matter of SC (Stockport Coroners Court)
    Acting for a GP who conducted a review of the deceased in the days before he died. Issue at the inquest was whether the GP should have arranged for the deceased’s admission to hospital following a deterioration in his health. The coroner found that the assessment was appropriate and no admission was necessary.
  • TEC v NHS England 
    Advising an optician on reinstatement to the NHS England’s Performers List and repercussions of practising whilst removed from the list from a contractual perspective.
  • Dr B v NHS England 
    Advising a practising dentist as to an appeal against the imposition of conditions on his continued inclusion on the Performers List for Dentists with NHS England.