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Expert evidence and professional discipline (Squier v General Medical Council)

Expert evidence and professional discipline (Squier v General Medical Council)
Published on: 14 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Expert evidence and professional discipline (Squier v General Medical Council)
  • Original news
  • What is this case about in a nutshell?
  • Briefly, what is the context in which this appeal took place?
  • What did the court decide on the main issues in the case?
  • What are the key implications of the decision from a fitness to practise perspective?
  • What criticisms did the court make of the MPT proceedings, and what did it indicate would be desirable when conducting proceedings of this sort in future?
  • Are there any other learning points in this case for those wishing to instruct experts in future proceedings (not limited to similar cases), and if so what would they be?
  • Limiting expert evidence to field of expertise

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: Discussing the outcome and implications of Squier v GMC, Grace Forbes, barrister at 2 Hare Court Chambers, says the case serves as an important reminder of the expert ‘witness’responsibility to be conscious of professional limits and act with integrity at all times. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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