Jennifer Agyekum reviews the case of registered nurse Kay Allison Shemirani before the NMC's Fitness to Practice Committee, a case concerned with fitness to practise in the context of the spread of misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines.
Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law
Jennifer has a well-established practice, successfully representing clients in the field of professional discipline and regulatory law.
Focussing on defence, Jennifer has an excellent track record of positive outcomes in complex and sensitive cases.
Jennifer routinely defends clients before professional bodies including the Nursery & Midwifery Council, General Dental Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council, Ofsted, and the Teaching Regulation Agency. Representation of professionals is both at first instance and on appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal and High Court.
Jennifer’s practice includes representation in local level proceedings, CQC cases and Disclosure and Barring Service appeals; providing clients with continuity of representation in ancillary regulatory matters.
Covid denier and anti-vaxxer nurse struck off12th Jul 2021
Health and Social Care Fitness to Practise in the context of Covid-193rd Feb 2021
Health and Social Care Fitness to Practise in the context of Covid-19
Regulatory law barrister Jennifer Agyekum produces an article on health and social care fitness to practise during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jennifer Agyekum is noted for her SEN and discrimination expertise. She acts for individuals as well as schools, universities and local authorities in tribunal proceedings.
Strengths: “Jennifer is a rising star and a force to be reckoned with.”
Chambers UK 2024/Education/London Bar
Chambers UK 2023/Education/London Bar
‘Jennifer is approachable and knowledgeable. Her calm demeanour puts clients at ease. She has strong advocacy skills.’
Legal 500 2024/Education/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘Jennifer is knowledgeable, meticulous, and always fully prepared.'
Legal 500 2024/Professional disciplinary and regulatory law/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘Jennifer will go above and beyond to achieve good outcomes. She cares about the work she undertakes and those she represents. Tactical and strategic in her approach.‘
Legal 500 2023/Professional disciplinary and regulatory law/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘Jennifer has a calm, thoughtful and thorough approach, which instills confidence in witnesses.'
Legal 500 2023/Education/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘She has an incredible legal and tactical brain. A master of every detail in complex cases but also able to get straight to the heart of any matter.’
Legal 500 2022/Professional disciplinary and regulatory law/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘Jennifer is hardworking, approachable and very clear in her presentation.’
Legal 500 2022/Education/Leading Junior/London Bar
‘Conscientious and excellent at managing difficult clients. Jennifer prepares well and understands the sensitivities of the case. She engages well with the clients and is confident when dealing with her opponent in a constructive way.’
Legal 500 2021/Education/Leading Individual
‘She is very knowledgeable and has a great understanding of regulatory process. You can tell she really cares about her clients.’
Legal 500 2021/Professional disciplinary and regulatory law/Leading Individual
‘A fearless and highly intelligent advocate.’
Legal 500 2020/Education/Leading Individual