News and Events - Christopher Geering


14th Aug 2018Newsflash

No Presumption of Erasure: Bawa-Garba v GMC [2018] EWCA Civ 1879

The Court of Appeal handed down its long awaited judgment concerning Dr Bawa-Garba, overturning the Divisional Court’s decision that her conviction for gross negligence manslaughter necessitated erasure from the Medical Register. The facts of this tragic case have been rehearsed many times in the media. In brief, Dr Bawa-Garba had treated a young patient who […]

28th Jun 2018Newsflash

The Challenges of Challenging the Coroner: R (Parkinson) v HM Senior Coroner for Kent, Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust & Sameer Hijazi [2018] EWHC 1501 (Admin)

Stephen Brassington and Andrew Hurst successfully represented the Trust and Dr H respectively in a recent attempt by Mr Parkinson to challenge the coroner’s conclusions into the death of his mother by way of judicial review. The coroner was represented by Samantha Leek Q.C. The Divisional Court rejected Mr Parkinson’s claim, and in doing so […]

14th Jun 2018Newsletters

Professional Discipline Summer Newsletter

The impact of GMC v Bawa-Garba continues to be felt throughout the healthcare sector. The Williams review looks set to reopen the debate on the proper approach to regulation. Lewis Macdonald considers whether the recommendations go far enough. Meanwhile Ben Rich analyses the appeal of Dr G Arunachalam v GMC: even repeated sexually inappropriate behaviour […]