Jade accepts instructions in a wide range of areas, including Crime and Regulatory.
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.
Jade specialises in healthcare regulation, having worked as Case Examiner at the GMC for 8 years, she now regularly represents and advises the GMC in fitness to practise proceedings. Jade has experience representing and advising Nurses, Care Workers, Care Home Providers and Prison Healthcare Providers as interested parties at inquests and inquiries. Jade represents and advises the CQC at the First Tier Tribunal in appeals against decisions to cancel CQC registration of CQC registered healthcare and social care providers.
Jade is able to quickly understand, critically analyse and assimilate complex medical evidence. Jade has an in-depth knowledge of all manner of clinical cases and fitness to practise concerns.
During her time at the GMC Jade gained significant experience in obstetric cases, including serious obstetric injury, obstetric death of infants, maternal death, and experience in gynaecology cases including vaginal mesh and prolapse surgery. Jade’s cases included fatal prescribing errors, failures to diagnose or appropriately refer, consent issues, infant sepsis, adult sepsis, strokes and end-of-life care decisions. Her case experience covers a broad spectrum of complex medical procedures, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and colorectal surgery.
Jade is currently providing representation and advice to a family in an upcoming inquest touching the death of a high-risk pregnant healthcare worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. The inquest involves both the assessment of risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the NHS workplace, and the standard of care provided during the medical management of COVID-19, obstetric emergency and postpartum haemorrhage.
Jade is also experienced in cases concerning psychiatric care (inpatient and outpatient), and primary and psychiatric care in prison settings. Jade advised the GMC on what issues and questions should be put to the independent medical experts. As a Case Examiner, Jade advised on medical expert selection and instruction.
Jade has experience representing and advising individual Care Workers and Care Homes as interested parties at inquests.
Jade has also provided representation and advice to the CQC at appeal at the First Tier Tribunal.