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Graeme is an Associate in our Healthcare Providers team. He is a Solicitor Advocate with extensive advocacy experience gained before professional regulators, the Criminal Courts, Courts Martial, Coronial Courts, Administrative Court and Court of Appeal.
Representing healthcare professionals from a wide range of practice areas, he has insight into the practical and legal framework underpinning the delivery of inpatient and community-based health services in both the public and private sectors.
Areas of Expertise
Graeme has considerable experience in the areas of regulatory and disciplinary law, inquests, general crime, fraud, confiscation, judicial review and data protection issues.
Graeme has considerable experience representing clients in the Coroner’s Court, including cases where the death occurred in prison or whilst the patient was detained.
He is extremely experienced in defending healthcare professionals in complex and weighty matters before regulators and the Crown Court.
Graeme spent three years managing a team of lawyers at the Royal College of Nursing, representing nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the appellate courts and at inquests.
Graeme was instructed by the Treasury Solicitor to represent the interests of a core participant in a public inquiry. The proceedings lasted three years and incorporated an investigation into the actions of healthcare professionals.
Graeme has written articles and provided seminars and training to clients and professional organisations on issues including: human rights, consent, capacity, duty of candour, criminal offences and regulatory law. He has been interviewed by both television and print media on legal issues.
Christou v Nursing and Midwifery Council  EWHC 1947 (ADMIN) – Graeme appeared on behalf of a senior nurse, successfully securing the termination of a suspension order imposed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Medical defence organisations
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Divisional Court rules on evidential standard for Coroners in suicide cases
6 August 2018 | Healthcare
- GMC powers curtailed by Health Secretary
11 June 2018 | Healthcare | Primary care
- Under pressure: Safely managing increased demand in emergency departments
8 June 2018 | Healthcare | Primary care
- New guidance on expedited decisions for coroners
22 May 2018 | Healthcare
- Care homes briefing 179 – Breaking the language barrier?
23 April 2018 | Care homes | Healthcare | Primary care
- Landmark fine of £2 million for Southern Health
27 March 2018 | Healthcare
- Mental health law briefing 248 – Diplomatic immunity and the Mental Health Act
9 March 2018 | Mental health law
- Drug errors cause appalling harm and deaths, says Hunt
23 February 2018 | Healthcare
- Care homes briefing 175 – CQC report offers a stark warning to Mental Health Review
30 January 2018 | Care homes
- Mental health law briefing 246 – Law Society recommends significant changes to Mental Health Act regime
22 January 2018 | Mental health law
- Healthcare briefing – How to challenge a coroner’s ruling on the prevention of future deaths
27 November 2017 | Care homes | Healthcare
- Ghosh-busters! Supreme Court overhauls criminal test for dishonesty
26 October 2017 | Healthcare | Litigation and dispute resolution | Primary care
- Care home briefing 172 – CQC prosecution of Southern Health NHS Trust
19 October 2017 | Care homes | Healthcare
- Care home briefing 171 – Criminal liability for healthcare providers accepting informal payment arrangements for care?
13 October 2017 | Care homes
- Healthcare briefing – Withdrawing CANH without an application to the Court of Protection
21 September 2017 | Healthcare
- Care home briefing 170 – Fire, fire! The latest care home prosecution
21 September 2017 | Care homes