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Southall appeals against being struck off medical register

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 24 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1684
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    David Southall, the child protection paediatrician who was struck off the medical register for accusing a mother of murdering her son, launched a fresh bid for reinstatement at the Court of Appeal in London this week.

    Dr Southall, described as a paediatrician “of international repute,” is appealing against a High Court ruling last year that upheld the General Medical Council’s decision to strike him off for serious professional misconduct (BMJ 2009;338:b1360, doi:10.1136/bmj.b1360).

    Dismissing his original appeal last May, Mr Justice Blake said that the paediatrician’s conduct was “truly shocking” and “an abuse of the role of consultant and expert instructed in ongoing litigation.”

    Dr Southall’s counsel, …

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