Antonia Dowgray (‘accurate’, ‘conscientious’ and deserving of a ‘special mention’)
Antonia has practiced for over 20 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.
Antonia predominately manages the conduct of disciplinary proceedings before the GDC, NMC and GPhC.
Antonia has significant experience of preparing disciplinary cases for first instance tribunals through to cases before the High Court.
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.
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Law Society
Insights by Antonia
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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...Read More