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Andrea James Partner T:01625 704123 M:07464 549168

A specialist professional discipline and healthcare regulatory lawyer. 

Andrea defends professionals facing fitness to practise proceedings and advises healthcare professionals and organisations in connection with a wide range of non-disciplinary issues.

Andrea has over 15 years experience of acting for clients including many individual regulated professionals, GP practices, pharmacies, dental practices, out-of-hours providers, the NHS Litigation Authority (now NHS Resolve), the Medical Protection Society, the Royal College of Nursing, the General Medical Council, the National Pharmacy Association and the College of Paramedics.

Andrea writes and lectures extensively about her areas of expertise, in addition to tweeting as @healthreglawyer

Recent examples of how Andrea has helped clients include:

  • successfully defending a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and NHS Medical Director before the GMC in connection with allegations of misconduct and deficient professional performance;
  • representing the Assistant Head of a leading public school throughout a three-year NCTL investigation and four-week NCTL Professional Conduct Panel hearing, which resulted in a finding that the teacher was not guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and/or conduct that might bring the profession into disrepute;
  • using Judicial Review to successfully challenge NHS England’s [mis]interpretation of the NHS (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations regarding pharmacy relocations; and 
  •  winning a High Court appeal against the GDC’s decision to erase a dentist’s name from the dental register.