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KING'S HOUSE, 42 KING STREET WEST, MANCHESTER, M3 2NU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 236 2002
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 7956
DX:
14302 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Lisa Jones

Tel:
Work 0161 838 6346
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Healthcare.

Position

Accepts instructions from private clients and medical defence organisations to advise their members; defends practitioners before the General Medical Council and General Dental Council; advises doctors and provides representation in local disciplinary procedures under the Performers List Regulations and ‚ÄėMaintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS; advises individual practitioners in public inquiries and inquests.

Career

Trained Alexander Harris; qualified 2005; Radcliffes Le Brasseur 2006-2009; BLM 2009 to date; associate 2011; partner 2014.

Member

ARDL.

Education

Clayton High School; Fenton Sixth Form College; Keele University (2000 Law and Politics 2.1); Chester College of Law (2001 LPC).

Leisure

Swimming, music.


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

BLM 'retains a core of highly skilled and experienced professional disciplinary lawyers whose abilities are second to none; they are able to call upon a breadth of experience across a range of disciplinary areas, including before the major professional disciplinary bodies such as the GMC and GDC, as well as experience in the criminal courts on behalf of healthcare professionals whose alleged misconduct also amounts to criminal offences'. The practice acts for healthcare clients throughout the UK and Ireland; it recently represented a former medical director at UC24 in a General Medical Council investigation and Medical Practitioners Tribunal hearing into allegations that he failed to action over 150 test results, reports and letters in his practice as a GP and failed adequately to manage his responsibilities as medical director. The key London partners are Rosie Shapiro, whose practice encapsulates clinical negligence claims, professional discipline and regulatory and judicial review and is 'extremely bright and analytical, sees straight to the point, has excellent client handling skills, and gives clear advice'; and recently promoted partner Adam Weston, who 'has a calm, reassuring manner and can defuse what are often stressful situations for his clients'. In Manchester, head of the firm’s professional discipline and regulatory practice group Clare Chapman 'has considerable experience in challenging cases, with a personable style that belies her immense talents'; Katie Costello is 'known for her insight and no-nonsense approach and provides strength and depth to the team, having successfully practised in this field for many years'; and Lisa Jones is 'switched on and gets to grips with a case with ease'. Other recommended advisers include Cardiff-based Jane Lang, who heads the healthcare advice and inquest practice group; while former head of the health and care sector Juliette Mellman-Jones became Medico legal director of the MPI Group.

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