Training & Knowledge: Christopher Geering

6th Jan 2023Newsflash

Hexpress Healthcare Ltd v CQC [2022] EWHC 2943 (Admin) – Is 0.01% a fair sample?

Many healthcare providers will be all too aware of how difficult it can be to obtain an interim injunction against the CQC. Hexpress Healthcare will present few surprises in this regard. However, two points of interest emerge. The court reconsiders the CQC’s procedure for considering factual accuracy comments (“FAC”) from a provider prior to publication. […]

4th Jan 2023Newsflash

An Application by Patricia Downey For Judicial Review [2022] NICA 67, 2022 WL 17340800

If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, then the coroner has demonstrated apparent bias. As the court touched on in Morahan, Article 2 and legal aid have a somewhat uncomfortable relationship. The need to secure funding encourages protracted and disproportionate struggles to demonstrate Article 2 is engaged. More unusually, in […]

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, […]