Ashraf v General Dental Council

Dentist – Professional misconduct. The appellant dentist was alleged to have made inappropriate and dishonest claims in respect of payments from the NHS. A jury acquitted the appellant of fraud and theft, but the respondent General Dental Council proceeded to initiate disciplinary proceedings against him. The GDC refused to stay proceedings as an abuse of process and the appellant was subsequently erased from the register, and he appealed. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the appeal, held that there had been no error of law in the decision not to stay proceedings and there was no basis for challenging the outcome of the proceedings.

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