Gavin Irwin

Gavin Irwin

"A criminal barrister with the finesse and smoothness to switch very easily to the corporate or commercial context...a skilled negotiator...he understands a case from the technical, commercial and human angles"

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1996
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Professional Discipline

In 2016 Gavin has represented individuals before the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

In 2014 and 2015 Gavin represented registrant doctors before the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service and registrant nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In addition, Gavin prosecutes on behalf of the General Dental Council and has acted as legal assessor to the National Registers of Communication Professionals in conduct proceedings relating to sign-language professionals.

In 2013 Gavin appeared before the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise Panel representing a nurse alleged to have caused serious injury to her patient, an elderly woman suffering from advanced motor neurone disease. After a 3-day hearing, in which misconduct was admitted, a caution order was imposed on the registrant.

In the autumn of 2012 Gavin spent two months at the United Nations Office in Nairobi providing advice and representation to UN staff members across Africa on a broad range of issues including professional discipline and employment law disputes. He regularly appeared before the UN Dispute Tribunal and made written submissions to the UN Appeals Tribunal.

Recent Cases:

Finnis v Secretary General of the United Nations
On the application of the administrative rules relating to staff selection procedures and conflicts of interest.

Dakamseh v Secretary General of the United Nations
On the application of the administrative rules relating to staff selection procedures upon the closing of the UN Mission in Sudan.

Stoykov v Secretary General of the United Nations
On fair hearings, delay and maintenance of records.

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