Mr Thomas Buxton > Crucible Chambers > LONDON, England > Lawyer Profile

Crucible Chambers
CENTRAL COURT, 25 SOUTHAMPTON BUILDINGS
LONDON
WC2A 1AL
England

Work Department

Thomas is a respected and highly accomplished barrister who now specialises exclusively in Professional Discipline, Inquest and Regulatory law.

Position

He is instructed in complex, sensitive cases on behalf of the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives and other regulatory bodies, including the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Health and Care Professions Council and Care Quality Commission. With a strong background in fraud and serious crime at the Criminal Bar, his considerable advocacy experience and case management skills are obvious strengths when appearing before Coroners’ courts and regulatory disciplinary panels.

A well regarded advocate in coronial proceedings and professional regulatory tribunals, particularly in the healthcare sector, Thomas has extensive experience acting for both regulators and registrants who face allegations of professional wrongdoing through misconduct, deficient professional performance or ill-health.

His practice encompasses the most serious cases – ranging from deaths within clinical, mental health and community settings, to allegations of drugs misuse, and physical and/or sexual assaults against patients, colleagues and the public. Thomas is also instructed in one of the largest investigations currently being undertaken by the General Dental Council.

Thomas has an effective courtroom manner. He gives sensible, realistic advice in a straightforward and uncompromising manner. He is responsive, tactically astute, calm under pressure and has an ability to connect with clients, clinicians, experts and vulnerable witnesses at all stages of proceedings.

Thomas has provided lectures and training to the Royal College of Nursing, General Dental Council, Office of Road and Rail and to the wider professional regulators via webinar and face to face in his areas of regulatory expertise.

Career

He is instructed in complex, sensitive cases on behalf of the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives and other regulatory bodies, including the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Health and Care Professions Council and Care Quality Commission. With a strong background in fraud and serious crime at the Criminal Bar, his considerable advocacy experience and case management skills are obvious strengths when appearing before Coroners’ courts and regulatory disciplinary panels.

A well regarded advocate in coronial proceedings and professional regulatory tribunals, particularly in the healthcare sector, Thomas has extensive experience acting for both regulators and registrants who face allegations of professional wrongdoing through misconduct, deficient professional performance or ill-health.

His practice encompasses the most serious cases – ranging from deaths within clinical, mental health and community settings, to allegations of drugs misuse, and physical and/or sexual assaults against patients, colleagues and the public. Thomas is also instructed in one of the largest investigations currently being undertaken by the General Dental Council.

Thomas has an effective courtroom manner. He gives sensible, realistic advice in a straightforward and uncompromising manner. He is responsive, tactically astute, calm under pressure and has an ability to connect with clients, clinicians, experts and vulnerable witnesses at all stages of proceedings.

Thomas has provided lectures and training to the Royal College of Nursing, General Dental Council, Office of Road and Rail and to the wider professional regulators via webinar and face to face in his areas of regulatory expertise.

Memberships

  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Panel B Regulatory Advocate in Health and Safety and Environmental law