Antonia Dowgray

Senior Associate
Contact details

020 7814 5499

Antonia Dowgray (‘accurate’, ‘conscientious’ and deserving of a ‘special mention’)

Legal 500, 2017

Antonia has practiced for over 17 years, and is dual qualified in New Zealand and the UK. Antonia has worked on professional disciplinary cases for the majority of key health care regulators including the General Medical Council (GMC), the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Optical Council (GOC), (then) General Social Care Council (GSCC), and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Main area of practice

Antonia has prepared numerous professional conduct cases for professional regulators including complex, multifaceted cases involving dishonesty, health and misconduct matters. Antonia has also provided legal advice to regulatory bodies on the interpretation of statutory provisions and rules, and has advised on High Court appeals from decisions of first instance committees.  Antonia presents cases before professional Conduct Committees including substantive fitness to practice matters and interim orders.

Clients

Antonia predominately manages the conduct of disciplinary proceedings before the GDC, the GOC, the GPhC and the ACCA.

Significant experience

Antonia has significant experience of preparing disciplinary cases for first instance tribunals through to cases before the High Court.

Other expertise

Antonia practised for nine years in New Zealand before moving to the UK. The majority of her time in New Zealand was at a private law firm, Meredith Connell, doing the equivalent of Crown Prosecution work, and conducting medico-legal litigation. Antonia has presented numerous cases before the equivalent of the Magistrates Court (the District Court) and High Courts of New Zealand.

Expertise

Career

Antonia graduated from Auckland University in 1999 with a conjoint Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in May 2000. She was admitted as Solicitor in the UK in March 2011.
Antonia was recognised in 2020 Legal 500 results as a Rising Star.
Contact details

020 7814 5499

Accreditations
Memberships
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • SRA
  • Law Society

Insights by Antonia


articles

1 February - Antonia Dowgray

The Respondent had appeared before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal ("the MPT") for dishonesty charges arising out of his conduct as a Locum Paediatric Registrar on 13 December 2014, when he...

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