Nicholas Peacock and Charles Foster debate the consequences of the decision in GMC v Professor Sir Roy Meadow [2006] EWCA Civ 1390

Professor Sir Roy Meadow's appeal against the finding by a Fitness to Practise Panel (FTPP) of the General Medical Council (GMC) that he was guilty of serious professional misconduct (spm) was upheld by the Court of Appeal last week (26 October), though only on one of the grounds that Collins J had determined below. Collins J overturned the GMC's decision on spm and also found separately that Meadow was in any event immune from disciplinary proceedings.

The Court of Appeal held, by a majority, that Collins J had been correct in overturning the GMC's decision on spm. The GMC did not find that Meadow's conduct was intended to mislead the court at Sally Clark's murder trial and there was no evidence of any calculated or wilful failure...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Editor
Solicitors Journal

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