Cassandra is an experienced healthcare and criminal defence lawyer. She has advised on many high-profile cases in the regulatory and criminal jurisdictions and has appeared as an advocate before the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts as well as Fitness to Practise Tribunals.
Cassandra worked exclusively in criminal defence for seven years before joining the General Medical Council as a legal adviser to the Fitness to Practise Directorate in 2013. She has also worked at the Medical Protection Society, the Infected Blood Inquiry and the Association of Optometrists where she was Head of Professional Discipline.
One of the most diligent and caring solicitors I have worked with, as well as one of the brightest. Cassie prepares cases with compassion and unremitting hard work and her clients are very lucky to have her on their side.
Cassie is an exceptional lawyer. Her knowledge and judgement are first class. In every matter I have worked with her on, she knows the details of the case inside out. All members get a very dedicated service that ensures their case is presented as best as possible.
I would not wish a GMC complaint on my worst enemy after my experience over the last few months. However, the silver lining was Cassie, who went out of her way to be supportive.
- Fitness to Practise
- Public inquiries
- Judicial Review
- National Health Service England processes
- Criminal defence
- Acted in the appeal of a prominent surgeon’s conviction for the gross negligence manslaughter of a patient, successfully overturning the conviction (David Sellu v The Crown  EWCA Crim 1716)
- Acted in the Infected Blood Inquiry which was set up to investigate why thousands of men and women were given infected blood by the NHS.
- Instigated judicial review proceedings against the General Optical Council, resulting in the Council admitting that it had acted unlawfully.
- Acted for a defendant facing allegations of drug importation – the largest in the UK.
- Acted for a youth defendant charged with murder, successfully securing an alternative charge of manslaughter.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Winner of Criminal Team of the Year (Modern Law Awards 2015)
Fellow of the Philosophy of Medicine Faculty at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
Member of the Ethics Committee at the United Kingdom of Psychotherapy (2018 – 2021)
Member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
Medical Ethics and Law MA
Cassandra qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Prior to joining Keystone Law, she worked at the following firms and organisations:
- Association of Optometrists
- General Medical Council
- Medical Protection Society
- Blake Morgan