Healthcare – Acting for the Professional

Susanna practises exclusively in the field of Professional Discipline.

Having spent 10 years acting for the General Medical Council in cases before the Fitness to Practice Panel, Susanna is ideally placed to represent medical practitioners and other professionals in such proceedings.

Susanna’s extensive experience in Fitness to Practice hearings includes:

  • Professional performance
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Dishonesty
  • Cases involving prescribing errors.
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Health
  • Use of Alcohol / Drugs


GMC v Sastry [2021] EWCA Civ 623; Appeared before MPTS in case relating to unsuccessful stem cell transplant performed in India.

GMC v Dr AB (2021-23) Proceedings brought against doctor working in field of assistance medicine for travel insurer in relation to 3 cases where repatriation of patients from Ethiopia, Turkey and Lanzarote was not carried out and patients subsequently died.

GMC v Vardhineni (2022) FTP proceedings brought against doctor who had obtained confidential GMC information regarding PLAB 2 examinations.

GMC v Dabibi (2022) FTP Proceedings brought against doctor relating to dishonesty in respect of working in breach of Covid regulations.

GMC v Tahery, 2020-1: FTP proceedings brought against cosmetic plastic surgeon in relation to a number of rhinoplasties alleged to have been performed below the requisite standard and doctor’s response to patient complaints.