John Donnelly

John specialises in Regulatory law, particularly; healthcare, psychotherapy and social care.

He has experience in drafting Codes of Conduct, Ethics and procedures such as Interim Orders as well as advising on Appeals.

He has been instructed to advise Investigatory Panels on both evidence and procedure in large scale enquiries.

As an advocate John was formerly approved counsel for the Fraud Investigation Group (FIG), and CPS instructed in serious frauds, murders and court martials.

John conducts training seminars and workshops for Local Authorities (Trading Standards) Regulatory Panels (case law updates and evidence) and Ethics to Bar students.

John is a registered pupil supervisor (Inner Temple) and act as Mentor on behalf of BSB to a newly qualified practitioner who practises in Vienna as a Human Rights lawyer.

Contributed to

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NMC disciplinary process
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the disciplinary process in relation to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, SI 2002/253. It includes the revalidation requirement, the Fitness to Practise (FTP) process, including the four stages to the FTP procedures, the referral process and the position with regards to criminal proceedings. It also covers voluntary removal from the register, and the Consensual Panel Determination Procedure.

NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings—the factual stage
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the practice and procedure of NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings relating to the preliminary and factual stage of the process. It includes information on the order of proceedings, the meaning of ‘misconduct’ and ‘lack of competence’, specific issues in relation to health cases and the law and procedure in relation to a submission of no case to answer.

NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings—the impairment stage
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the practice and procedure of NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings at the impairment stage of proceedings. It includes the order or proceedings for the impairment stage of the hearing, what is meant by ‘insight’, and further considerations for panels in relation to competence cases and health cases.

NMC Interim Orders
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the practice and procedure for making an Interim Order. It includes information on the powers of the Conduct and Competence Committee and Health Committee to impose an Interim Order, the test to be applied for Interim Orders, conditions of Interim Orders and the procedure for imposing Interim Orders.

NMC Interim Orders—the hearing
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the procedure for Interim Order hearings imposed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It includes information on how Interim Orders are reviewed.

NMC Investigating Committee
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the role and powers of the Investigating Committee (IC) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It describes the role of the IC and the different stages of their investigation. It includes information on the specific circumstances where there is an IC hearing for fraudulent or improper hearing onto the register.

NMC Review hearings and restoration hearings
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the NMC’s review hearings and restoration hearings under Article 30 of the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001, SI 2001/253. The Practice Note includes the practice and procedure of both review and restoration hearings.

NMC Sanctions—key principles, and considerations of a Practice Committee or Consensual Panel Determination
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the key principles behind imposing sanctions by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, including public interest, proportionality, aggravating and mitigating factors. It also specifically addresses particular considerations involving dishonesty, sexual misconduct and criminal convictions. It also considers Consensual Panel Determination.

NMC—Fitness to Practise Committee
Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the practice and procedure for the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise (FTP) Committee. Prior to 28 July 2017, there were separate Conduct and Competence and Health Committees hearing FTP cases. These committees merged into one single FTP Committee. This Practice Note includes information on the notice of hearing or meeting and the procedure in relation to bringing charges against a registrant.

NMC—The Sanctions
Practice Note

This Practice Note outlines the specific sanctions that can be imposed by the Fitness to Practise (FTP) Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) following a finding of impairment of FTP. It includes information on the range from no further action, caution order, conditions of practice order, suspension order to striking-off order. It also explains imposing interim orders following the imposition of a sanction.

Practice areas

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • Registered Pupil Supervisor (Inner Temple)
  • LB Hons University of Hull

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