Wendy represented a consultant psychologist in Fitness to Practise proceedings at the HCPTS. The practitioner had been convicted of driving with excess alcohol; the police reported “an appalling standard of driving” and the alcohol reading in breath was found to be almost 4 times the legal limit.
On the facts, there was a real possibility that the practitioner’s registration would be suspended for a period of months. The tribunal was persuaded by Wendy that the appropriate sanction would be a caution order of the lowest possible duration, one year, meaning that the practitioner has been able to return to work immediately.
Wendy is Head of the Professional Discipline and Regulatory Team at 5 St Andrew’s Hill. Wendy practices exclusively in professional discipline and regulatory work. Wendy mainly represents regulated individuals in the medical and healthcare professions, and in teaching.She specialises in what may broadly be characterised as cases concerning fitness to practise and unacceptable professional conduct/conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute. Her clients are frequently doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, practitioner psychologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, teachers, and students - although this is by no means an exhaustive list.