Graeme Irvine

Graeme Irvine
Associate

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 7238
Email: graeme.irvine@rlb-law.com

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.

Experience

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.

Notable cases

Christou v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2016] 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.

Client Sectors

Medical defence organisations
Insurers
Health authorities
Private clients

Membership

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)