Rory is an experienced barrister, having appeared at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal. He has a particular interest in professional discipline, and has spent much of his career prosecuting registered healthcare professionals, including nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists, before their respective regulatory bodies.
Rory’s case load encompasses cases relating to misconduct, lack of competence, deficient professional performance, adverse health and other issues going to fitness to practise. He has also acted for NHS England on appeal to the First Tier Tribunal, in respect of matters arising under the Performers List Regulations. Many of his cases have been complex or high profile, attracting widespread public interest. Rory is particularly experienced in dealing with vulnerable service users, including suicidal registrants.
In addition to presenting hearings, Rory has considerable experience of conducting investigations, advising on evidence, law and procedure, as well as drafting charges, pleadings, statements, and other formal documents.
BA (Hons) English 1st class, University College London, 2007
Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, 2008
Bar Vocational Course, College of Law, 2009
Called to the Bar, Queen Mother Scholar, Hon. Soc. Middle Temple, 2009