Public Law & Regulatory
Jane is experienced in Professional Disciplinary proceedings involving Healthcare Professionals, both as a Legal Assessor for Regulatory Bodies, and also as an advocate acting for Professionals facing disciplinary proceedings. She has appeared in hearings before the Conduct and Competence Committees of a number of Regulatory Bodies, including Nurses and Midwives, Dentists, Pharmacists, Social Workers and the Police.
Her skills as an advocate and excellent client rapport, make her an ideal choice for those facing Professional Disciplinary Proceedings.
In 2006 she was appointed Attorney General's "A" list of Unified Counsel and this appointment has led to her involvement in a full range of regulatory work. She has prosecuted for Trading Standards and the Health and Safety Executive including "death at work" cases and has experience of sitting as an Appeal Judge in this area.
Jane is qualified to accept Direct Access work.
General Pharmaceutical Council v Smith [21st April 2016]
Successfully Defended a Registrant before the Fitness to Practice Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council, instructed by Stephensons Regulatory Lawyers. Groundbreaking procedure invoked which made it unnecessary for the Committee to embark upon the usual 3 stage process, which could have lead to the Registrant's removal from the register, suspension, or restriction upon his practice. The Committee agreed to accept undertakings from the Registrant rather than make any order against him which permitted him to continue to practice in his chosen profession.
HSE v Calsonic 
Prosecuting Counsel for the Health and Safety Executive, in a death at work case at a Factory.
R v H 
Case involving protocol and procedure of young witnesses in rape
R v Leatherland and Pritchard 
Guideline decision of the High Court identifying the duties of the prosecution to preserve evidence