Victoria Smith-Swain

Call 2008

‘She is erudite and extremely hard working. She recognises difficult points that most would miss, and has the tenacity to pursue them.’

The Legal 500 2023
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Healthcare (Acting for the Professional)

Vicky has experience of representing healthcare professionals facing disciplinary proceedings.

During her former employment at the General Medical Council, Vicky gained extensive experience of MPTS Fitness to Practise Panel and Interim Order Panel hearings for cases involving misconduct, deficient performance, health, and conviction or multi-factorial impairments.

She attended appeals and drafted witness statements, allegations, sanction submissions and instructions for Judicial Review. She was involved in a number of high profile cases including Dr Checinski, Dr Osborne, Dr Southall, Dr Abdul-Salam and Baby P’s GP, Dr Iwueke.

Following a secondment at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Vicky has substantial experience of registration appeals, High Court applications and Substantive, Review and Interim Order hearings.