Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 293 (Mar)
Court: Divisional Court

Rose LJ and Leveson J

Representation The appellant appeared in person.
  Kristina Stern (instructed by TLT Solicitors) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 20 March 2002


Nurse - Appeal against determination of disciplinary committee - Right of appeal - Appellant refusing to attend hearing - Appellant being found guilty of professional misconduct and having name removed from register - Appellant subsequently contending absence due to depression - Appeal being filed out of time - Whether time could be extended - Whether appellant's reasons for absence sufficient to invalidate findings - s 12.

The Case

An appeal against a decision of the professional conduct committee of the Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visitors was dismissed on the facts.

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