Jason MacAdam

Call 1990


“He is down to earth, accessible and always has command of the details.”

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Healthcare (Acting for the Professional)

Jason MacAdam has been a practising barrister for over 25 years. He has gained invaluable advocacy experience in cases of the utmost severity and complexity.

Since the turn of the century, his practice has evolved to include an ever-increasing percentage of regulatory work, developing particular expertise and experience of representing healthcare clinicians. He has been instructed upon matters before various tribunals such as:

  • The Privy Council
  • The High Court
  • The General Medical Council
  • The Coroner’s Court
  • The Healthcare Professions Council
  • The General Pharmaceutical Council

Between 2007-2011, he represented the GMC in both their London and Manchester offices. He has appeared on many occasions before all of their various fitness to practise panels and committees whether they be FTP, review, Interim orders, Registration Appeals panels and the Investigation Committee. He has presented cases for the GMC against several hundred doctors. Cases have covered the full range of conduct, conviction, health and performance issues. Additionally, he was one of a very small number of Manchester based counsel authorised to accept instructions from GMC solicitors to appear before the High Court.

He no longer represents the GMC at the newly formed MPTS and now represents doctors and other clinicians providing them with the benefit of his vast experience gained whilst on the GMC list of approved counsel. As approved counsel for the MPS, he regularly receives instructions to represent individual doctors or corporate structures who have taken out insurance with the MPS. MPS instructions come both directly from the MPS or via solicitors instructed by the MPS.

He also receives instructions from non-panel solicitors representing privately funded clinicians whose fitness to practise is called into question by the GMC or who are seeking registration either provisional or entry to a specialist register. He is fully IT proficient and utilises the most up-to-date technology. He is able to receive information electronically and respond accordingly.

Healthcare Cases

Dr Featherstone: Doctor facing misconduct issues. MPTS FTP not impaired and warning imposed.

GMC v Dr Sohail: Deficient professional performance case IOT. Conditions place on registration.

Dr Berrisford: Doctor already temporarily suspended for misconduct, DPP and health allegations. Registration restored with conditions.

Fitness to practise hearing doctor facing misconduct allegations, FTP not impaired.

Review hearing at the GMC, doctor suffering from ADHD. GMC seeking to erase after many years suspension. FTP with conditions.

Representing GP before the Health Education and Social Care Chamber appeal to be included in the Performers list.

Representing cosmetic surgeon before FTP facing second set of dishonesty allegations. Came to case late. Radically changed the tactical approach to be taken. Client suspended for short period of time rather than erased.

John Williams v The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: Privy Council Appeal No 928 2007

GMC v Professor Rolf: Orthopaedic surgeon. Misconduct and DPP 2-3 week FTP hearing

GMC v Dr Ondire: Misconduct and DPP 3 week FTP hearing

Dr Maini: Cosmetic surgeon. Misconduct and DPP 2 week FTP hearing

Dr Haynes: Orthopaedic surgeon Misconduct and DPP 3-4 week FTP hearing

Dr Uk Pong Dan: FME Misconduct and DPP 2-3 week FTP hearing

R v Blakey Police officer charged with misconduct in a public office, gross negligence manslaughter

Dr M Faced various serious sexual allegations before the Crown Court and the GMC

Inquest into the death of Christopher Alder. Complex causation issues

Inquest into the death of Mark Camm. 6 week case. Death in custody case, neglect

Inquest into the death of Martin Middleton. Coroner accepted submissions that IPPC investigation had proceeded upon flawed statutory interpretation

Dr H Inquest. Psychiatric patient in private hospital took own life

Dr P ADHD sufferer categorised by GMC for 10 years as misconduct. Impairment by reason of misconduct removed and replaced by impairment by reason of health

Dr K GMC FTP Misconduct allegations, FTP found to be unimpaired. PSA Appeal

Dr D Paediatric Thoracic Cardiac Surgeon CESR

Dr P High Court. Protection from harassment injunction case

Dr V GMC FTP. Sexual allegations

HPC v Iveson Paramedic case

HCPC v Muntanga Sonographer case

R v GphC Registration case for Practitioner with a history of narcotic abuse