Temple Garden Chambers is a leading common law set based in London and The Hague.
With excellence from top to bottom Chambers provides a first class service in a number of different fields.
Temple Garden Chambers has a highly experienced team of practitioners who practise regularly in this field both advising and appearing on behalf of regulatory bodies and individuals.
Regulatory organisations with which Chambers has long-established relationships include the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, the General Dental Council, the General Optical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of Nurses, Farriers Registration and Social Work England. Members of chambers appear as advocates, and also as Legally Qualified Chairs and Legal Advisers to Professional Conduct Committees.
Chambers prides itself on its experience in dealing sensitively with the difficult professional and personal issues that can arise in this field. Members of the team welcome instructions both to appear on behalf of professionals who are required to face proceedings before “Fitness to Practise” Committees or to present cases on behalf of regulators.
Members of the team are also available to provide seminars/webinars on topics of current interest in this area.
Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan represented an orthopaedic surgeon charged with dishonestly failing to disclose, in response to an express question on an application form, that he was being investigated by the GMC for sexually motivated conduct towards a patient, an investigation...
Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan Successfully resisted an appeal on the instruction of the CQC against a decision of the CQC to cancel the registration of a provider of healthcare services. The hearing involved five witnesses and took place remotely via Kinley...
Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan represented Helen Lockett, former Director of Operations and Executive Nurse at Liverpool Community NHS Trust, over 94 days. Allegations of misconduct, including concealing concerns, bullying and the downgrading of risks, arose in the context of upheaval in...
Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan represented Emma Short, the Service Manager for an Inpatient Unit for people with learning disabilities where, in 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk had an epileptic fit in the bath a died. After an inquest in 2015 found that his...
The high profile police investigation ‘Operation Jasmine’ founded allegations of serious neglect in a number of nursing care homes in Wales. Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan instructed by the NMC to present these three linked cases.
Dr Mary-Teresa Deignan was instructed by the NMC in these widely-reported proceedings. Whilst working at the Institute of Ageing and Health in the West Midlands the registrant was asked by members of her family to provide bereavement counselling to a...