Catharine Donnelly Associate

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Contact Details

Catharine is an Associate (Solicitor - Advocate) in our Professional Regulatory team at Blake Morgan. 

Main areas of practice 

Catharine has significant experience appearing before professional regulatory tribunals for a range of regulators. She has particular expertise within the healthcare sector, having both prosecuted and defended, in professional disciplinary matters. 


Catharine is instructed to advise, and appear on behalf of, large healthcare professional regulatory bodies. 

Other expertise

Training / seminars: Provided in-house training to the General Dental Council in fitness to practise law and procedure. 


Articles by Catharine

The Queen (on the application of Pitt and Tyas) v General Pharmaceutical Council [2017] EWHC 809 (Admin)


A decision reinforces the notion that the privilege of being a member of a registered profession comes with the quid pro quo that proper standards of personal behaviour will be maintained at all times.

Ali Abbas v General Medical Council [2017] EWHC 51 (Admin)


A specialist registrar in general medicine, appeared before the Medical Practitioner's Tribunal Service in relation to matters including dishonesty and refusing to assist a patient.

Case Summary - Kimmance v General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 1808 (Admin)

Case study

A case that reminds regulators of the importance of ensuring allegations reflect the available evidence and acting fairly but is also a stark reminder...

Related Knowledge & Resources

PSA v NMC and X [2018] EWHC 70 (Admin)

An appeal by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care against the decision of the NMC not to pursue allegations that a Registrant was responsible for non-accidental injuries to her son and/or a failure to protect Baby A from harm.

General Medical Council v Bawa-Garba [2018] EWHC 76 (Admin)

The Divisional Court allowed the GMC’s appeal against the decision of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal (“MPT”) to suspend Dr Bawa-Garba’s registration for 12 months and substituted the sanction of erasure from the Medical Register.

Yussouf v SRA [2018] EWHC 211 (Admin)

This case concerns an appeal against the Respondent SRA’s Adjudication Panel, on the grounds that the panel’s finding of dishonesty were based upon a two-stage test of dishonesty, namely the objective and subjective test.