Tom Day

Tom Day

"A highly responsive, efficient and effective advocate."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 2008
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Professional Discipline

Tom is experienced in a number of professional disciplinary tribunals. He has experience of all forms of Interim Order and Fitness to Practise proceedings involving issues of performance, health, and misconduct. He regularly defends registered medical professionals in the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Additionally, he is an experienced case presenter on behalf of the General Dental Council and the Football Association.  Tom is currently instructed by The FA in high profile disciplinary proceedings against a major English Football League Club. Tom has provided advice to the regulator upon issues such as the interpretation of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 in disciplinary proceedings.

Individual cases

FA v Arsenal FC

 Tom advised and represented The FA in disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal FC and Alan Middleton, a sports agent, in relation to the sale of Calum Chambers to Arsenal FC for £16m in July 2014.

This case was widely covered in the press, click here and here to view

 

Recent instructions in the field of healthcare include:

  • Representing a nurse who was a accused of a lack of competence following her employment at Great Ormond Street. The Conduct and Competence Committee dismissed the case as disclosing no case to answer regarding her impairment following submissions from Tom regarding whether there a case to answer on facts and impairment.
  • Persuading an interim orders panel at the MPTS to reverse the decision of an earlier IOP to restrict a Doctor’s practice on the basis that the decision was wrong and disproportionate.
  • Representing a nurse facing numerous charges arising out of her conduct as the manager of a care home that was closed by the CQC.
  • Representing a psychiatrist before the MPTS regarding allegations relating to health, conduct and performance.
  • Representing a GP before the MPTS regarding allegations relating to professional performance.
  • On behalf of the GDC in relation to a dental technician who practised beyond his scope of practise.
  • On behalf of the GDC in relation to a dental nurse who has allegedly dishonestly failed to declare convictions in their application to the register.
  • On behalf of the NCTL in relation to a teacher accused of sexually touching boys of between 7 and 9 years of age. The panel found a number of charges proven after the teacher’s acquittal in a criminal trial. Subsequently, the Secretary of State indefinitely barred the individual from teaching. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/teachers-life-ban-classroom-over-11240402
  • On behalf of the NCTL in relation to a teacher who is accused of sexually motivated communications with a 15 year old student over Facebook.
  • On behalf of the FA in relation to charges found proved and upheld at subsequent appeal proceedings, against Reading FC arising from a pitch incursion. The matter received national press coverage.
  • On behalf of the FA in relation to an allegation of beaches of regulations involving against a sports agent, a major football club and senior officials at said football club.

 

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