Briony Molyneux successfully represents Registrant at the GMC.
25 June 2021
Briony Molyneux, instructed by Chloe Parish of Stephensons Solicitors, successfully represent a Registrant accused of dishonesty and prescribing malpractice during a 2 week GMC substantive hearing.
The case was highly sensitive and complex in nature as it related to allegations that the Registrant had prescribed medication (in limited circumstances) for her late fiancé whilst practising as a Doctor in Australia.
Following investigations, amongst the large number of charges, there were further allegations of dishonesty arising both from these matters, and also from failures to notify the GMC about an old caution and other non-criminal conduct when returning to the UK and applying for restoration.
The Registrant was facing a long suspension or career ending erasure if the charges were found proved against her, and Briony was able to successfully challenge a large number of them. This led to the most serious charges not being proved. Only one charge was found to be misconduct, and, following Briony's submissions, the panel was able to conclude that this did not lead to a finding of current impairment.
It meant the Registrant was vindicated after several years of having these matters hang over her, and is able to return to practice with no findings of impairment or sanction levelled.