Charity Commission says claim against GMC cannot proceedBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7392.730/e (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:730
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Dr Jennifer Colman's legal action for £5.1m ($8.1; €7.4m) against the General Medical Council has been dealt a blow by the Charity Commission, which has refused to allow the claim to go to court.
Dr Colman, a GMC member who is currently standing for re-election, is suing the GMC for negligence and breach of its statutory duty towards her. She claims she has been stopped from sitting on committees and subjected to a whispering campaign since she raised questions with the Charity Commission about GMC members' expense claims.
The GMC is a charity, and under the Charities Act 1993 most court proceedings relating to a charity require the authorisation of …