My experience of courtroom advocacy has led to representing clients before a range of professional regulatory bodies and tribunals, including HCPTS, Bar Standards Board, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, General Medical Council, Nurses and Midwifery Council, General Dental Council and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Recent work includes:
• Appearing before the GMC interim orders panel.
• Representing a Social worker appearing before the fitness to practice panel at Social Work England.
• Advising a Hospital Doctor on appeal against a fitness to practice finding by the GMC.
• Successfully representing a Barrister before the Bar Standards Board charged serious professional misconduct.
• Advising a prominent solicitor in relation to breach of SRA rules.
• Defending a health care worker before the HCPTS charged with mistreating her patient. She was cleared of all wrong-doing.
• Representing a city trader investigated for breaching stock exchange regulations. He was cleared of all matters under investigation.
Ashraf is available to take on instructions in cases which impact on the following professionals:
• Health and Social Care professionals, including Doctors and Surgeons, Nurses, Midwives, all types of therapists, Dentists, Pharmacists and Psychologists.
• Financial services providers, including Bankers, Financial Advisors and Investment Advisors.
• Structural and Civil Engineers.
Working hard to obtain a professional qualification and securing a professional career is an important achievement. It gives us stability and respectability in society. However professional life requires continued adherence to codes of conduct both within and beyond the workplace. A breach of the codes can have significant impact on a professional person at work and at home. It is undoubtedly a very difficult time in the life of someone accused of professional wrongdoing.
Doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, lawyers, social workers, police officers and others must each comply with the standards set by their professional regulatory bodies. Failure to do so may lead to suspension or being struck off a register altogether. Offending behaviour can relate to alleged incompetency or inappropriate or unlawful activities, be this fraud, assault or inappropriate sexual relationships.
Due to my experience in highly contentious criminal cases, my skills have also been utilised in professional discipline cases to great effect and success. If you are suspected of breaching your professional code, I can help you. Please do not hesitate to contact me.