Stewart DuffyLegal Director
He is an experienced GMC lawyer and is very sensible.Chambers and Partners 2022
He is a very strong lawyer who is thorough in his approach.Chambers and Partners 2021
Legal commentators describe Stewart Duffy as “incredibly bright and very clever,” noting his strong experience in professional discipline issues in the healthcare sector. His recent work has focused on representing dentists in proceedings before the GDC.Chambers and Partners 2020
Formerly of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Stewart is a Legal Director in our Healthcare team. Dual-qualified in medicine and law, Stewart’s specialist work involves regulatory and disciplinary matters for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals.
Stewart’s caseload includes disciplinary hearings before statutory regulators, including GMC Panels, GDC Committees and Performers List hearings, statutory appeals and judicial review proceedings, as well as advising clients in respect of NHS primary care contract disputes and a variety of regulatory regimes relevant to the healthcare sector including privacy, data protection and the GDPR.
As well as publishing on medical topics, Stewart has published on a variety of legal topics including healthcare disciplinary and employment law and powers of detention on public health grounds.
Stewart has a medical degree and MD from Trinity College, Dublin and spent a number of years in hospital practice. He then went on to study law at University College Dublin and re-qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales having been called to the New York State Bar. Stewart holds a Certificate in Data Protection Practice from the Law Society of Ireland.