Medical practitioner – National Health Service. Following a formal appeal hearing, the defendant released the claimant trainee GP from his training. The claimant sought judicial review on the basis that his appeal should have been in the form of a discussion, rather than a formal hearing and that the hearing had been unfair as he had only received the appeal papers at the hearing. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that it had not been unfair to conduct a formal appeal hearing. Further, the defendant had not been required to adjourn the proceedings to allow the claimant to consider the papers despite the claimant's wish to continue.