Andrew Hurst

Andrew Hurst

"His advocacy is simply exceptional, not just in terms of tone and style, but the way he frames an argument is extraordinary."

Chambers UK 2017
Year of call: 1992
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Professional Discipline

From 2001 onwards Andrew appeared at the GMC regularly presenting cases for the regulator, before moving exclusively to defence work in more recent years. His GDC practice has followed suit. Over his career he has led and been led on many occasions in the more complex and long-running clinical cases, as well as representing Doctors and Dentists before all of the Regulators’ respective Panels in cases concerning clinical matters, probity, conduct and health.

Andrew has a perspicacious and enthusiastic approach to clinical cases, working well with experts and instructing solicitors. Over time he has been involved in issues ranging across many specialties, including emergency medicine, paediatrics, cardiology, psychiatry, research ethics, dentistry and orthodontics. He is experienced in calling and cross-examining expert witnesses.

Andrew is part of the Chambers/Nabarros NCTL team, presenting cases in Coventry against teachers charged with disciplinary allegations ranging from the professional to those of probity. He is well regarded for his fair and balanced approach to prosecuting. In 2007 and 2008 he was on secondment to the Lloyd’s of London Regulatory Proceedings Department, investigating and presenting cases of alleged regulatory breaches in the insurance market.

In the High Court Andrew has appeared on behalf of the NMC, responding to an appeal in a sensitive case regarding deficiencies in a hearing concerning the death of a breech presenting baby. He has achieved significant success opposing extensions for interim orders (most notably GMC and Dr E [2014] EWHC 1620 (Admin)) and before Interim Orders Panels generally.

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