Nina Bowen Associate
Nina acts for a leading medical defence organisation which provides comprehensive professional indemnity to medical professionals including doctors and dentists.
Main areas of practice
Nina specialises in defending clinical and dental negligence claims brought by patients and their families against members of a medical defence organisation. She handles a varied caseload including orthopaedic injuries, periodontal disease, failure to diagnose and chronic pain. Nina has also recently assisted with advising public sector health care clients in relation to queries involving controlled drugs and GP prescribing rights. Nina also has extensive experience of carrying out fitness to practise investigations on behalf of the Nursing & Midwifery Council and has dealt with a wide range of cases involving sensitive allegations including neglect, bullying and harassment and sexual abuse.
- She has experience in dealing with complex clinical negligence claims on behalf of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals. Nina advises clients on issues of liability and causation as well as realistic settlement options.
- She has also investigated fitness to practice allegations on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Often required to deal with sensitive or high profile matters including allegations of neglect of the elderly in nursing homes and misconduct which lead to the death of a child .
Related Knowledge & Resources
The GMC successfully appealed a suspension order imposed against a General Practitioner for engaging in a sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient.
General Medical Council and others v Michalak (Solicitors Regulation Authority and others intervening) Supreme Court  UKSC 71
Professionals who wish to bring a discrimination claim against their regulator can do so in the Employment Tribunal – they are not prevented from doing so by the availability of judicial review - unless there is a specific statutory right of appeal.
This decision of the Queen's Bench Division, supports Ivey as good law and as the correct approach to be applied in regulatory proceedings.