Training & Knowledge: Christopher Geering

28th Oct 2021Newsletters

Maintaining High Professional Standards: Procedural fairness and categorisation

Kamath v Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 2811 (QB) When representing a doctor facing MHPS proceedings, the Case Manager’s decision as to how to categorise the case is critical. Following receipt of the investigation, (s)he must decide: are the concerns best considered as conduct or as capability issues? That decision, of course, […]

26th Oct 2021Blog

Testosterone Guinea Pigs and lex mitior – Salazar v USADA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) recently considered the case of Mr Salazar, the former elite-level long distance runner. From 2001 to 2019 Mr Salazar acted as head coach to the Nike Oregon Project (“NOP”) – an organisation which aimed to make United States’ long distance runners internationally competitive. Together with Dr Brown – […]

26th May 2021Newsletters

An expert free for all: Bux v GMC [2021] EWHC 762 (Admin)

Dr Bux produced expert medical reports on “an industrial scale” to support insurance claims. These reports “invariably” supported the claim. Between 2016-2017 he churned out a total of 684 reports and earned £123,120 for his pains. The court found no evidence he ever produced a negative expert opinion. In doing so Dr Bux did not […]

25th Feb 2021Newsletters

Remote hearings and dishonesty

Bilta v SVS Securities and others [2021] EWHC 36 (Ch) The third national lockdown has seen a shift in the approach of many healthcare regulators. There is now a radically increased drive to deal with cases remotely – even if contested evidence is involved – and even if the allegation is one of dishonesty. In […]