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Andrea James

Andrea James

+44 (0) 161 234 8704
+44 (0) 161 228 0030

My specialist area:  

Representation of all healthcare professionals in connection with disciplinary proceedings, Inquests, provision of healthcare law advice, registration and revalidation. If you require urgent advice outside of office hours please telephone our 24 hour helpline 0800 035 9890.

I qualified in: 

2004 (England and Wales) 2005 (Republic of Ireland)  

What it's like to work at George Davies:  

First impressions are great - I am delighted to join a firm with George Davies’ excellent reputation and I look forward to offering additional services to their healthcare clients. 

My professional memberships/ networks:  

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
Manchester & District Medico-Legal Society
Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
PLEA (Pharmacy Law & Ethics Association)
The Law Society of England & Wales
The Law Society of Ireland 

What clients say about me:  

“I have only got one word to say – excellent. I really am most grateful for your assistance and I know that you did an awful lot of work in preparation”. Dr H, represented in connection with NHS Trust disciplinary investigation.
“The General Dental Council has lifted all restrictions on my practise of dentistry. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, your trust in me, advice, care and support”. Dr L, represented in connection with General Dental Council health proceedings.

“We just wanted to express our grateful thanks for your care and attention. You have made a very difficult experience easier to bear”. Dr B, General Practitioner, represented in connection with General Medical Council clinical incident case. 

My experience/cases of note:  

I have practised solely as a healthcare lawyer since qualifying as a solicitor. Immediately prior to joining George Davies I was in-house solicitor to the General Medical Council for over three years. Prior to the GMC I practised in leading UK and Irish firms acting on behalf of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, Inquests, clinical negligence claims, general healthcare advice and a wide range of other related matters.

A number of my cases have been very high profile and attracted significant media attention. My reported decisions include the High Court cases Odes v GMC [2010] EWHC 552 (Admin) and Aga v GMC [2012] EWHC 782 (Admin) and the Court of Appeal case Reddy v GMC [2012] EWCA Civ 310).  

What I do when I'm not at work:  

I love animals and do voluntary work with a cat rescue. Baking, DIY or my 15 nieces and nephews also feature in most of my weekends.