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Surjit Dubb

Tel:
Work 020 3137 4800
Email:
Eastwoods

Work Department

Healthcare/clinical negligence.

Position

Partner, acting mainly for medical defence organisations on behalf of their doctor and dentist members. Practice includes regulatory and disciplinary law, clinical negligence, personal injury and inquests with representation of doctors and dentists involving trust disciplinary matters, before the GMC and GDC and criminal cases in respect of charges relating to assault of patients, sexual misconduct and fraud. Recent cases: In July 2016 acted for a GP and at the conlusion of a 16-day hearing the Medical Practitioners Tribunal found all 17 allegations of indecent assault not proved.  In March 2016 successfully defended a male physiotherapist charged with 9 counts of sexual assault against 8 female patients at Reading Crown Court. In January 2015 acted for a GP at the Old Bailey who was cleared of six counts of sexual assault against male patients. In November 2013 successfully defended a general practitioner who was charged with 15 counts of sexual assault. Has also successfully represented an internationally renowned cardiologist facing allegations of research misconduct. Dr Robin Lawrence v General Medical Council (2012) EWHC 464 (admin)- the rules of natural justice precluded members of specialist tribunals, including experts, from giving evidence to themselves which the parties had no opportunity to challenge. Successfully defended a doctor at a Court of Appeal case in 2008 R v R EWCA Crim 370. Also represented a number of doctors at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry regarding the paediatric cardiac surgery (1999-2000). In 2003 represented a doctor at the Privy Council in regard to an appeal against a decision of the GMC Professional Conduct Committee.

Career

Paralegal Wiseman Lee 1997-98; paralegal and trainee solicitor Winckworth Sherwood; qualified 2000; solicitor Winkworth Sherwood 2000-04; solicitor Eastwoods 2004-10; partner 2010 to date,

Education

Lordswood Boys School, Birmingham; London Guildhall University (1995 LLB Hons, 1996 LPC)

Leisure

Cricket, chess, Liverpool FC supporter.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Eastwoods¬†Solicitors specialises in representing professionals in criminal proceedings. Recent cases have included sexual assault, gross negligence, manslaughter and fraud. The team has ‚Äėa wealth of expertise from representing people at police interviews, all the way through to Crown Court trials‚Äô. Key practitioner Surjit Dubb¬†has ‚Äėunmatched client care and attention to detail‚Äô. Adam Smith¬†is also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Eastwoods recently hired consultant Kate Williams from RadcliffesLeBrasseur; she is experienced in preparing defence cases for General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC) hearings from . The practice has a well-established reputation as a specialist firm for disciplinary defence work, predominantly on behalf of healthcare professionals. It has also expanded its scope to advise professionals in sectors that include sports, police, fiduciaries and corporate executives. The team defended a dentist facing a GDC investigation into multiple clinical failings over a number of years, including failures to diagnose and treat caries, inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, failures to refer, and widespread record-keeping inadequacies. Senior partner and team head Simon Eastwood specialises in representing healthcare professionals; he has successfully represented numerous clients facing investigations by regulatory bodies such as the GMC and GDC. Adam Smith represents numerous professionals in regulatory matters, from assistance throughout a regulatory investigation and initial stages, to provision of observations, gathering of evidence and preparation for substantive hearings; and Surjit Dubb acts for professionals in regulatory and disciplinary matters at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, GMC, GDC and NHS Trust Disciplinary matters. Stephen Hooper is an experienced associate.

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