Katherine Sheldrick

What Katherine can do for you

Katherine specialises in advising clients in relation to regulation and clinical negligence, and is Head of our Crime Department. She advises and represent clients in the public, private and third sectors.

Katherine currently act for clients in the criminal and civil courts, before various healthcare regulatory bodies and on appeal to the Administrative Court and Court of Appeal.

Main areas of expertise

  • Regulatory discipline
  • Medical crime and fraud (Head of Crime Department)
  • Clinical negligence
  • Healthcare advice
  • Health and safety
  • Inquests

The clients Katherine works with

  • NHS and foundation trusts
  • Commissioning bodies
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical defence organisations
  • Charities

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GMC Independent Review of Medical Manslaughter recommends sweeping changes to regain the profession’s trust and improve qu...

Since 2011, healthcare professionals have been transfixed by the twists and turns of the investigations and hearings in relation to the trainee paediatrician, Dr Bawa-Garba and her nursing colleague Ms Amaro through their protracted criminal, coronial and regulatory processes.  Dr Bawa-Garba’s treatment in particular by her regulator, the GMC, and its widely criticised decision to appeal its own Tribunal’s determination not to erase her led to the erosion of doctor’s confidence in medical regulation. 

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  • Chambers UK 2019
    “She's a details person who is very knowledgeable and extremely good at managing difficult clients.”
  • Legal 500 2017
    “An excellent clinical knowledge with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of regulatory law in the medico-legal field”
  • Legal 500 2019
    “Handles difficult clients with real skill, and is straight talking and knows the law inside out.”