Andrea is a noted expert in professional discipline and healthcare regulatory law.

The main focus of her work is defending professionals at fitness to practise proceedings before their regulatory bodies, where her experience includes successfully defending doctors before the General Medical Council, dentists before the General Dental Council, paramedics and other allied health professionals before the Health & Care Professions Council, pharmacists before the General Pharmaceutical Council, teachers before the Teaching Regulation Agency, veterinary surgeons before the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and architects before the Architects Registration Board.

Andrea has also represented many student professionals in university fitness to practise investigations and qualified professionals in local-level processes including MHPS (Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS) and ICB/performers list proceedings.

In terms of her healthcare regulatory work, Andrea represents healthcare professionals and providers who work in both the NHS and private sectors in connection with a wide range of non-disciplinary matters including Inquests, Public Inquiries, Care Quality Commission registration and enforcement action, patient complaints and claims, NHS England market entry processes, CESR applications and appeals, MHRA compliance and investigations, ARCP appeals, Judicial Review proceedings and LADO and Disclosure and Barring Service referrals. Her LADO, safeguarding and DBS expertise has also led to instructions from both schools and universities.

Andrea’s experience includes over 19 years acting for clients including medical and dental defence organisations, insurers, the NHS Litigation Authority (now NHS Resolution), the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain and many individual professionals. She also spent three years as in-house legal adviser to the General Medical Council itself, giving her a unique insight into the workings and priorities of regulatory bodies.

Andrea is qualified to practise in both the jurisdictions of England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

  • You guys were great for me and to be honest saved my life and my reputation. I can’t tell you the difference you have made in our company, my personal life and my future. I will always be indebted to you and your staff. Worth every penny.

    Client, Pharmacist

  • Forever my go-to recommendation for any healthcare professional needing the very best on their side. Not all heroes wear capes!

    Client, Paramedic

  • I have no doubt whatsoever that you were highly instrumental in achieving the extremely lenient sanction. Your hard work, unbelievable levels of patience and good humour have all meant that the last two years have been very much less trying than they might otherwise have been.

    Client, Veterinary Surgeon

  • Kind, approachable and incredibly helpful. We are very privileged to be able to access her support and wealth of knowledge.

    Client, Paramedic

  • I am beyond happy to see this has finally come to an end. Thank you ever so much for your fantastic job in following the case until its conclusion. You have truly done an amazing job.

    Client, Doctor

  • Thanks ever so much for all the hard work and your extremely high standards. It gives myself and the staff security and peace of mind going forward.

    Client, Pharmacy Contractor

  • Can I say again how grateful I am to you for the way you have provided my legal support. The contrast with the manner in which you acted and that of [previous solicitors] couldn’t be more stark. Upsetting though it was to be named as a defendant, it turned out to be a stroke of luck because I then had you in my corner.

    Client, Senior Police Officer