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Gerry Boyle successfully defends dentist accused of sexually assaulting his practice nurse

14th January 2016

Gerry served a substantial abuse of process argument highlighting considerable failings by the GDC during the course of its investigation, including the failure to serve a witness statement from the complainant. When she failed to attend the hearing, Gerry successfully persuaded the PCC to reject the GDC’s application to adduce her ABE interview and previous crown court trial transcripts as hearsay, relying on Bonhoeffer v GMC.

The GDC were left with no evidence and the allegations were dismissed following a submission of no case.

Gerry was instructed by Alex Leslie of RLB.

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