Michael Hayton QC

Michael Hayton QC

"Highly knowledgeable and professional. He has outstanding advocacy skills." 

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1993 QC: 2013
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Professional Discipline

Michael for some time acted as a presenting officer for the General Medical Counsel before moving over to defend doctors. He acts primarily in FTP hearings but also before the IOP.

Michael’s practice in this area covers cases involving performance issues as well as conduct cases.

Michael also acts on behalf of police officers in disciplinary hearings and any related criminal prosecutions.

Cases

GMC V Wendy Chapman

This case arose from the deliberate cutting of a rugby player by his club doctor during a European Cup semi final. It became known as the “Bloodgate” case due to the player involved biting on a theatrical blood capsule to allow him to be substituted towards the end of the match.

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