Matthew was called to the bar in 2006 and is a barrister in Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory Department. Prior to this he spent 10 years in self-employed practice specialising in crime, employment, personal injury and professional regulation. He now works exclusively in professional regulation. He prosecutes and defends across a range of regulators in cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct, dishonesty and complex clinical failings and deficient professional performance.
This Practice Note explains the practice and procedure of the Appeals Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council. It deals with what decisions can be considered by the Appeals Committee, the burden of proof, the procedure of the Appeals Committee, the decision of the Appeals Committee and costs.
This Practice Note explains the powers of the Fitness to Practise Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to impose sanctions following a fitness to practise hearing. It includes information on the agreement of undertaking, the types of sanctions available to registrants, the purpose of sanctions, general principles of fairness, proportionality and reasonableness, and the Fitness to Practice Committee’s duty to give reasons. This Practice Note also explains the approach taken in relation to cases involving dishonesty and sexual misconduct.
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