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Specialist Barristers at Alexander Chambers

  • Catherine Stock
Barrister Catherine Stock

Barrister
Qualified Nurse
CPE
First Class Honours BSc degree in Medical Law and Ethics
BA degree in Health and Nursing
Called to the Bar July 2007

Pratice Areas

  • Professional Regulation
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence

Catherine has appeared in a wide range of tribunals and courts with particular expertise in healthcare regulation. She has acted in defence of a variety of clinicians brought before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals (including GMC / MPTS, NMC, HPC, GDC) and can advise on how to respond to complaints, misconduct and impairment issues. She also advises on registration issues; fitness to practice, interim suspension hearings and restoration to the register.

Catherine undertakes all types of employment work and has experience in cases of discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract, whistle-blowing and harassment.

Catherine undertakes all types of personal injury work but has a particular interest in clinical negligence. She has specific knowledge of head injuries and other catastrophic trauma and is particularly skilful in negotiation. Catherine works primarily in London but is happy to travel as required.

Catherine is an approved educator for BBP professional education and the Crime Academy, Hendon. She lectures in advocacy training for solicitors and high ranking Metropolitan police officers and witness familiarisation training for all levels of police officers, Metropolitan Police staff in administrative roles such as the Computer Aided Modelling Bureau and National Police Improvement Agency, the Financial Services Authority, Office of Fair Trading, Forensic Medical Practitioners and staff working in Haven Sexual Assault Referral Centres. She will deliver lectures and seminars tailored to suit the needs of the client.

Before coming to the Bar Catherine had a highly successful and wide-ranging career in the NHS as a nurse, general manager and Director of Clinical Services. She worked in a variety of teaching hospitals both in Scotland and England and has a wealth of knowledge of the operational functions and strategic direction of the NHS. As a general manager and clinical director Catherine developed a deep understanding of litigation, risk management and dispute resolution. This knowledge and experience makes Catherine highly expert and sought after in the fields in which she practices.

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Memberships:

Medico-Legal Society
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Society of Scottish Lawyers in London
English Speaking Union
Lupus UK

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Contact us in confidence without obligation on 0845 652 0451 if you would like to speak to Catherine Stock about your case.