Background

Jade Bucklow accepts instructions in a wide range of areas, including professional discipline, regulatory, inquests and inquiries and crime.

Called in 2012, Jade undertook a mixed crime and civil pupillage supervised by Caroline Wigin, a previous tenant at New Park Court who is now a Crown Court Judge sitting at St Albans Crown Court.

In 2014, Jade joined the GMC where she held the role of Case Examiner and dealt extensively with the fitness to practise of doctors on the UK Medical Register.

Expertise

Jade specialises in healthcare regulation and professional discipline. Jade was a Case Examiner at the General Medical Council for 8 years and now regularly represents and advises the GMC in fitness to practise proceedings against doctors. Jade has extensive experience representing Social Work England in fitness to practice proceedings against Social Workers and has recently been appointed as a tribunal member (Barrister) for the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service.

Jade also regularly advises and represents the Care Quality Commission at the First Tier Tribunal, in appeals against decisions to cancel or restrict the registration of CQC registered healthcare and social care providers.

Jade has expertise in dealing with all types of fitness to practise concerns, including dishonesty, serious breaches of professional boundaries, health concerns and deficient professional performance.

Jade is able to quickly understand, critically analyse and assimilate complex medical and expert evidence. During her time at the GMC as a Case Examiner, Jade made fitness to practise decisions in all manner of clinical cases. Jade’s cases included fatal prescribing errors, obstetric injury, infant and maternal death, failures to diagnose or appropriately refer, consent issues, infant and adult sepsis and end-of-life care decisions. Her case experience covers a broad spectrum of complex medical procedures, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, orthopaedic and colorectal surgery.

Acted on behalf of SWE against a Social Worker, who faced serious allegations of forming an inappropriate relationship with a service user, and allegations of verbal and emotional domestic abuse. The Social Worker was erased from the register.

Acted on behalf of the GMC in case against a doctor who had falsified the medical records of a patient in respect of his care leading up to her death. The doctor was erased from the medical register.

Acted on behalf of SWE in a case against a social worker, involving allegations of dishonesty in a professional capacity. The social worker was removed from the register.

Acted on behalf of the GMC following the successful appeal of a doctor to the High Court regarding the decision to indefinitely suspend the doctor’s ability to apply for restoration to the medical register. The case was remitted to the MPTS and it was successfully submitted that the doctor should be indefinitely suspended from applying for restoration.

Acted on behalf of the GMC in case against a doctor involving allegations of professional dishonesty and substandard surgical care. The doctor had conditions imposed on his registration.

Jade has experience representing and advising families, Nurses, Care Workers, Care Home Providers and Prison Healthcare Providers as interested parties at inquests and inquiries where the provision of health care is a key feature of the inquest.

Acting on behalf of the family in an inquest touching the death of a high-risk pregnant healthcare worker during the COVID – 19 pandemic. The inquest involved the assessment of risk to exposure to COVID -19 in the NHS workplace, and the care provided during the medical management of COVID 19, obstetric emergency and sepsis.

Acting on behalf of a nurse in a prison healthcare setting during the Covid – 19 pandemic, where there were concerns about the delay in identifying and treating the deceased’s deterioration. No causative findings were made against the nurse.

Acting on behalf of the family, where the deceased had died by suicide and the family had concerns about the prescribing of benzodiazepines.

Additional Information

  • Appointed as a Tribunal Member (Barrister) – The Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service (December 2023)
  • CPS Panel Advocate Level 2

  • BPTC (Very Competent), BPP Law School (2010-2012)
  • Law LLB, University of Sheffield (2005-2008)

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