Steve is a Case Supervisor and Manager in our Regulatory team.
Main areas of practice
Steve conducts fitness to practise investigations on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Cases range from allegations of impairment of fitness to practise on the basis of misconduct and findings of another regulatory body, to criminal conviction and lack of competence. The process involves review of referral documentation, designing and implementing an investigation strategy, interviewing witnesses, drafting witness statements and giving an opinion on possible case outcome in a Final Report to the client.
Steve has a strong knowledge of the rules of evidence, hearsay, and legal provisions relating to disclosure. Steve has extensive experience of conducting investigations which require the disclosure of information from the police, public and private healthcare providers and other regulatory bodies.
Other areas of practice
Steve also conducts and manages criminal and regulatory cases. In particular, Steve regularly advises corporate and individual defendants in health and safety investigations and prosecutions, and has extensive experiences of advising and assisting both defence and prosecution clients in relation to Crown Court health and safety trials. Steve also regularly advises clients in relation to criminal investigations and prosecutions by statutory agencies, such as the Care Quality Commission, Information Commissioner’s Office and Companies House, involving health and social care, data protection and corporate compliance issues.
- Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
- Member of CPS Warwickshire Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel (2009-2011)
- A multi registrant complex care home abuse matter
- The inadequate standard of care provided in a hospital setting resulting in the death of a child
- Food product regulatory work, including a particular interest in products containing CBD
Steve was previously employed by the Crown Prosecution Service as an Associate Prosecutor between 2006 and 2011. His role involved the prosecution of cases in the Magistrates’ court jurisdiction, and he was responsible for research, review, case management and advocacy in court for a large and diverse range of criminal law prosecutions. This included domestic abuse, disability hate crime, assault and theft. He attended hearings which included bail applications, sentencing, plea and case management, mode of trial, exceptional hardship and proof in absence.
- CPS Warwickshire Disability Hate Crime Coordinator (2009-2011)
- Responsible for internal training and community liaison for Disability Hate Crime