Daniel Brown analyses the case of Dr Sun v General Medical Council  EWHC 1515 (Admin), which examines the significance of a doctor’s mental health difficulties in the context of findings of dishonesty. The judgment discusses the law on time limits, and provides a helpful demonstration of how CPR 52.19 (applications to limit recoverable costs) may be applied in statutory appeals of this nature.
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Professional Regulatory/ Disciplinary proceedings
Daniel has advised and represented a wide range of healthcare professionals including doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives as well as NHS Trusts, Regulators and Care Homes in proceedings before the: General Medical Council/MPTS, General Dental Council, Health and Care Professions Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and others.
Daniel has experience of cases involving allegations of misconduct, lack of competence/deficient professional performance, ill-health and criminal convictions/cautions and has handled numerous serious, lengthy and complex cases involving: patient deaths, serious harm, dishonesty, CQC inspections, multiple parties and contested expert evidence. In addition to substantive hearings, Daniel has appeared in many interim order applications, reviews, restoration applications, registration appeals and fraudulent entry hearings.
Daniel’s recent work also includes advising a healthcare regulator regarding amendments to its Fitness to Practise Procedure.
Mental health considerations in dishonesty cases, time limits and costs26th Oct 2023
‘Racially motivated’ or ‘racist’, what’s the difference?30th Apr 2023
Daniel Brown reviews the case of Lambert-Simpson v HCPC  EWHC 481 (Admin), a case in which the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) had to decide if a registered psychologist had made racially motivated comments on social media, thus impairing their fitness to practise.
Daniel Brown has a strong employment practice in areas including whistle-blowing and race discrimination claims. He is experienced in matters concerning historic allegations.
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“Daniel is an excellent barrister, who is engaging and has a strong rapport with clients.”
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Chambers UK 2024/Employment/Midlands Bar
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Legal 500 2024/Professional Disciplinary and Regulatory Law/Leading Juniors/London Bar
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Legal 500 2024/Employment/Leading Juniors/London Bar
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Legal 500 2023/Employment/Leading Juniors/West Midlands Circuit
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Legal 500 2023/Employment/Leading Juniors/London Bar
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Legal 500 2022/Employment/Leading Juniors/London Bar
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Legal 500 2022/Employment/Leading Juniors/Midlands Circuit