Medical practitioner – Regulatory body. The respondent surgeon's application for registration as a specialist in trauma and orthopaedic surgery was refused by the appellant General Medical Council's (GMC) registration appeal panel (the panel). The county court judge allowed the respondent's appeal and identified what it determined to be legal errors in the panel's decision. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the GMC's appeal in part, held that, with one exception, the legal errors that the judge had identified had not been errors at all. Subject to that point, the panel had correctly directed itself in law.