Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

"He puts forward the most persuasive, compelling submissions and has an almost incomparable ability to think on his feet."

Chambers UK 2017
Year of call: 1992
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Professional Discipline

Craig has over a decade of experience appearing in proceedings at the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, and other healthcare regulators. Since 2011 the entirety of his regulatory practice has involved defending regulated professionals, and he is now instructed by all the major indemnity providers to advise and appear on behalf of their members. He is also instructed by the leading solicitors in this area, commonly to represent highly eminent leaders in their field of practice.

Craig has experience of all forms of Interim Order and Fitness to Practice hearings involving issues of performance, health, and misconduct. In addition, he has experience of NHS England proceedings, and regularly appears in Coroners’ Courts. He frequently represents professionals who face concurrent proceedings in the criminal courts and before their professional regulator, especially in cases involving allegations of fraud and manslaughter.

Craig is currently instructed to defend a doctor charged with manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the death of a young woman who had undergone a termination of pregnancy procedure at a day centre in West London.

His most recent cases include representing:

  • A Doctor accused of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a patient hours after he performed a late stage termination of pregnancy. The Doctor was the first in the UK to be prosecuted under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in relation to an alleged clinical error.
  • A Professor before the MPTS who is recognised for his world leading asthma research in relation to allegations of dishonesty in relation to his fees for advising in relation to a clinical negligence claim.
  • A GP before the MPTS facing multiple charges of historic sexually motivated conduct.
  • A GP before the MPTS in relation to allegations of long-term benefit fraud.
  • A dentist who is the founder of a new business about to be launched offering to provide cost-effective invisible teeth aligners, before the GDC.
  • A pharmacist in relation to allegations he had supplied his partner with prescription only drugs and then lied to other healthcare professionals to conceal his actions.

He is frequently instructed to represent doctors in relation to inquests into the deaths of their patients.

“He’s at the top of his game; he’s hugely empathetic, creative in his legal arguments and flexible in terms of his approach to cases.”  – Chambers UK 2017 (Professional Discipline)

“He represents doctors in criminal proceedings.” – Legal 500 2016 (Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law)

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