R (on the application of Squier) v General Medical Council

Medical practitioner – Professional conduct committee. The claimant medical practitioner sought judicial review of the Fitness to Practise Panel (the FPP) of the defendant General Medical Council's decisions to admit in evidence the judgments of six cases in which she had given expert evidence and that the allegations against her were adequately particularised. The Administrative Court held that it was not unfair for the judgments to be admitted, the balance struck by the FPP between the probative value of the judgments and any prejudicial effect was reasonable, and the admission of the judgments would not reverse the burden of proof. However, in certain respects, the particulars had been inadequate.

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