Louis Weston acts for Patricia Annon in her successful appeal against NMC Conduct and Competence Committee decision

Louis Weston acted for Patricia Annon in her successful appeal against a decision of the NMC’s Conduct and Competence Committee to strike her from the Register.

The Court allowed the appeal on the grounds that to strike off a midwife who had a condition precedent to her return to practice that she was actively seeking to comply with was unjustified. Importantly the Court indicated obiter that the Committee in future should set a long stop time for compliance with such orders, see Annon v NMC  [2017] EWHC 1879 (Admin).