Vivienne Tanchel

Vivienne Tanchel

"She is super clever and very approachable." "She is incredibly bright, works really hard and knows the case inside and out - nothing passes her by."

Chambers UK 2021
Year of call: 2005
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Professional Discipline

Vivienne appears before the disciplinary committees of a wide variety of regulatory bodies. She is instructed to represent registrants in proceedings brought by the General Medical Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Bar Standards Board, the General Dental Council and others, both at first instance and on appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal, High Court, and Court of Appeal. Vivienne also has experience of bringing claims for Judicial Review in associated proceedings, and has appeared in Coronial proceedings on behalf of healthcare professionals. She has experience of all forms of Interim Orders and Fitness to Practice proceedings involving issues of performance, misconduct and health.

Notable Cases:

R (on the application of J) v GMC

Representing a consultant in the judicial review of a GMC decision to investigate a single clinical incident that took place more than 7 years ago..

NMC v M (High Court)

Successfully appealed an interim order of suspension made against a nurse. No further order was made.

GMC v J

Defence of a consultant in a 3 week Fitness to practice hearing in who faced both clinical and probity allegations. The doctor is the only practitioner on the register in his field of specialism. The Tribunal acceded to an application to stop the case at “half time”

GMC v B

Defended a young doctor alleged to have stolen a prescription pad and prescribed a large amount of tranquilisers to an acquaintance. None of the allegations were found proven despite her earlier admission of dishonesty in correspondence with the GMC.

GMC v A

Represented a psychiatrist facing an allegation of assault on a patient in a secure hospital. There were a significant number of eyewitnesses and the case involved extensive cross-examination of varied and inconsistent accounts. The allegations were found not proven.

GMC v NP

Represented a GP at an Interim Order hearing who was alleged to have raped a partner in the practice. No order made.

GDC v E

Represented an experienced general dental practitioner facing multiple clinical and probity allegations. The case involved significant cross-examination of an expert and most of the clinical allegations were found unproven.

GDC v L

Represented an orthodontist who faced wide raging clinical allegations which had taken place over an extended and historic period.

NMC V Q

Vivienne represented the nurse facing in excess of 50 allegation including allegations of dishonesty in complex and lengthy proceedings at the NMC. The case lasted some 17 weeks.

NMC v G

Vivienne was instructed to represent a nurse to defend allegations of rape and consensual sex with a mental health patient.

FCA v T

Advised a day trader on representations to the FCA into his purported manipulation of small cap share prices. The investigation was closed with no action taken.

FCA v M(Ltd)

Vivienne advised a well known foreign exchange company on their obligations under the Payment Service Regulations.

FCA v KoA (a Company)

Vivienne was instructed to advise on whether KoA’s fund raising structure was a collective investment scheme requiring registration.

FCA v X

Vivienne was instructed to represent Mr X in regulatory proceedings arising out of the alleged manipulation of LIBOR.

FCA v X

Vivienne was instructed to advise a former “authorised person” on an application to the FCA to remove the permanent prohibition imposed more than 10 years previously.

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