Martin Forde QC

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Martin Forde QC is a barrister at One Crown Office Row Chambers and took silk in 2006. He became a Recorder in 2009 and was appointed as a Judicial Appointments Commissioner in January 2012. Martin has been both a South Eastern Circuit Diversity Mentor and Chair of the South Eastern Circuit Minorities Committee since 2009; Chair of the Bar Council's Progression and Access Committee since 2011; a member of the Bar Council Pupillage Award Waiver Committee since 2003 and a co-opted member of the Bar Council since 1994. Martin's practice covers all aspects of Health Law and he is one of the foremost practitioners in the fields of clinical negligence and professional discipline. He appears regularly in all the Regulatory and Disciplinary tribunals, predominantly for practitioners, including doctors, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors and optometrists. He has acted for the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council. He has appeared in a number of major cases in the Privy Council and has been involved in medical-related judicial review hearings in the Administrative Court as well as judicial review hearings involving mental health and immigration issues. Martin's clinical negligence and personal injury practice is exclusively undertaken in the High Court, involving injuries of maximum severity. He has appeared on many occasions in the Employment Tribunal, acting for NHS Trusts and medical practitioners. He graduated from the University of Oxford and was called to the Bar in 1984.

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