- clinical negligence, criminal defence
- 0161 234 2402
Anne has a wealth of experience advising healthcare individuals and organisations. She is ranked in Chambers & Partners for clinical negligence and professional discipline and Legal 500 for clinical negligence.
She leads our healthcare litigation team with Kirsten Blohm where she defends a range of cases including birth injury claims. Her clients include NHS Resolution, medical defence organisations, and individual practitioners.
Anne also represents the interests of doctors facing General Medical Council investigations. She advises on tactics, Rule 7 responses and other issues that arise during GMC investigations, including preparation for MPTS fitness to practise hearings. She represents clients at Interim Orders Tribunals of the MPTS and GMC Investigation Committees.
Anne advises healthcare professionals facing criminal investigations including murder, gross negligence manslaughter, rape, sexual offences, theft, assault, and misconduct in a public office.
Main areas of expertise
- Defendant clinical negligence litigation
- General Medical Council investigations
- Criminal investigations and procedures
- Professional discipline
The clients she works with
- Arms length bodies
- Indemnifiers/insurers/defence organisations
- Individual doctors
- Individual dentists
- NHS trusts
- GP practices
- LL.B Hons AKC Kings College London (1983)
- Solicitors’ Final Examination (1984)
- PGD In The Management of Legal Practice (2008)
Member: Law Society of England & Wales
Member: Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
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Earlier this month NHS England told local NHS organisations that they must start preparing for the statutory public inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic. Any organisation might be called upon to provide evidence for the statutory inquiry, and individuals may be required to give evidence under oath. Government said last month that a statutory public inquiry would begin in spring next year.
An NHS Foundation Trust has, for the first time, been fined by The Care Quality Commission for failing to comply with its duty of candour to be open and honest with patients or their families if there is an incident in which they suffer harm
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