Health Professional Defence




Our Service

Health Professional Defence specialises in investigating and defending a wide range of medical professionals who may face criminal investigation or disciplinary proceedings before a professional body, nationwide.  

From the point of initial referral, Health Professional Defence can help you to prepare your case and represent your interests to uphold your professional reputation.

At Health Professional Defence, experienced barrister Gary Summers provides specialist legal advice and representation for a wide range of medical professionals facing criminal investigation by the police, the NHS Counter Fraud Team, or any disciplinary body or board. He is rated by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for his disciplinary practice and is an acknowledged expert in the disciplinary fields in case brought by the GMC, GDC, GCC, HCPC. 

We understand the immense stress and potential far-reaching consequences to your professional reputation that criminal and/or disciplinary proceedings can bring. Drawing on years of experience, Gary Summers offers legal support and specialist guidance at every stage of the process to secure the best possible outcome for you and your professional future.





Your Lawyer

With over 35 years experience in the law, Gary Summers, barrister at The Chambers of 9 Bedford Row, has extensive experience in representing those accused of disciplinary offences by the GMC, GDC, NMS and HCPC. Gary is committed, passionate and fearless to ensure that justice is served on behalf of his clients. His clients come first, 24/7.

After 6 years of being retained by regulators, he now acts exclusively on behalf of the defence for professionals accused of crime and/or medical disciplinary and/or health & safety matters.

In recent years, he has been involved in defending a HCPC paramedic cleared of breaching working time directives, representing a doctor following allegations of mistreatment of a terminally ill patient and defending in GMC Fitness to Practice hearings. Further details of his work can be seen on his Chambers’ website at 9 Bedford Row.

Gary is happy to provide an initial free meeting service at his Chambers or by Skype.He is authorised by the Bar Council to accept instructions from the public directly under the Public Access scheme and is licensed to litigate.






Gary is rated by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for his disciplinary practice and is an acknowledged expert in the area of cases brought by the GMC, GDC, GCC, HCPC. 

Chambers UK 2016:  "He is very easy to deal with, very authoritative and is good at communication."

Legal 500 2015: ‘Able to offer excellent practical and proactive advice.’

Previous Client: Investigation by the NHS Fraud Team and the police into the conduct of a paramedic. Subsequent report to the HCPC: "From the moment I met him, I knew I had someone who would fight my corner. His professionalism and support were so reassuring. The case was ultimately dropped against me. Throughout this ordeal, I had the support that if I had not had, I feel my life would have been ruined. In Gary, I had a voice that shouted loudly for me and supported me all the way." (8 day HCPC CCC hearing in London)

Previous Client: GMC Disciplinary Hearing: "I was extremely impressed by his professionalism, work ethic and thorough knowledge. His ability to unpick the complexities of the case, leave no stones unturned and cleverly present the evidence shone through." (37 day GMC FTP hearing in Manchester)

Testimonials from previous clients are available on request.





Contact  US

If you would like to get in contact with Gary Summers, please complete the form below. Alternatively, you can email his personal assistant Sam Davidson on or call 01483 426944 or 07795 005767 to make an appointment.

Gary can also be contacted through his chambers at 9 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4AZ. T: 0207 4892727

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