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Contesting dishonesty charges and lack of insight: is the tide turning?  Part 1 – Healthcare cases   

Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Webinar via Zoom

 At this seminar Martin Forde QC will discuss recent developments in cases involving dishonesty issues in healthcare. The seminar will be chaired by Clare Chapman. 

This seminar is Part 1 and will be followed later by Part 2, a seminar on developments in dishonesty cases in other sectors. 

Seminar Chair: Clare Chapman

 Clare qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and from April 2001 until March 2022 advised healthcare professionals in regulatory, disciplinary, inquest and criminal proceedings. She now works as an Adviser with NHS Practitioner Performance Advice (formerly NCAS), a part of NHS Resolution, providing impartial advice on the effective management and resolution of concerns raised about the practice of individual doctors, dentists and pharmacists. 

Speaker: Martin Forde QC,  1 Crown Office Row

 Martin Forde QC has a practice which covers all aspects of Health Law. He appears regularly in all the Regulatory and Disciplinary tribunals predominantly for practitioners including doctors, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors and optometrists. He is acted as the Independent Advisor to the Windrush Compensation Scheme between 2018 and 2021.

In 2021 and 2020, the Powerlist named Martin as one of the most influential people for their impact on Politics, Law & Religion. He was listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 lawyers of 2019. In June 2020, Counsel Magazine interviewed Martin about Windrush, citizenship and diversity at the Bar as their front cover feature (here).

He has acted for the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council. He has appeared in a number of major cases in the Privy Council and has been involved in medical related judicial review hearings in the Administrative Court as well as judicial review hearings involving mental health and immigration issues.

His clinical negligence and personal injury practice is exclusively undertaken in the High Court involving injuries of maximum severity.

His experience of Inquests is extensive particularly in cases involving a mental health element.

He has appeared on many occasions in the Employment Tribunal acting for NHS Trusts and medical practitioners. He has appeared in internal Trust and PCT hearings..

The Forde Inquiry

Martin has been appointed to undertake an independent investigation into the circumstances and contents of a report into antisemitism within the Labour Party by the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party.”