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Weightmans LLP

6 NEW STREET SQUARE, NEW FETTER LANE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1900
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 1901
DX:
310 CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

John Mitchell

Tel:
Work 020 7822 1919
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Healthcare.

Position

Specialises in healthcare, disciplinary and regulatory panels and tribunals, hospital and Primary Care Trust, disciplinary procedures, medical crime (including manslaughter) fraud recoveries, statutory and other inquiries, and inquests.

Career

Qualified 1980; partner Hempsons; partner Clyde & Co; partner Weightmans 2006 to date. Former part-time tutor in Medicine, Ethics and Law at Cambridge University.

Member

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

St Peter’s School, York (City of York Scholar); Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (MA LLM).


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Weightmans LLP is 'immensely committed to providing the best service available, working above and beyond expectations'. The practice is well known for healthcare-related disciplinary issues; acts for all the medical defence organisations and is highly regarded for complex cases before the General Medical Council and General Dental Council; and regularly advises defence organisations on NHS Performers’ List and Health Service Ombudsman matters. The team also assists with barrister conduct work and is regularly involved in the judicial review of decisions of the Legal Ombudsman, who makes findings against barristers. It acted for the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, a statutory body charged with reviewing decisions of the health and social care regulators, which challenged a decision of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council; the case involved allegations of improper strip searches carried out upon two vulnerable patients while detained in a mental health unit. Liverpool-based Richard Jolly was recently appointed as national head of healthcare advisory; Patrick Gaul is recognised for defending barristers in professional conduct matters before the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Council of the Inns of Court; James Rowley in Manchester is 'incredibly skilled in all areas of medico-legal law and is excellent in difficult and complex cases'; London's Robert Crossingham acts mainly for professional indemnity insurers, although he also advises private and commercial clients in relation to disciplinary and uninsured matters; Simon Turner is 'very able'; and consultant John Mitchell 'has great judgment, is hard working and thinks about the best way of doing a case'. Regularly receiving instructions from major medical defence organisations, Mitchell is recommended for his representation of doctors and dentists. Also highly regarded is solicitor Joanne Harrison, who is 'very much a rising star in medical law and very sharp, confident, articulate and knowledgeable'.

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