Cornwall Street professional discipline specialist Jonathan Storey (instructed by Paul Singh of the National Education Union) has this week secured the acquittal of a teacher from the North of England charged by the Teaching Regulation Agency with having a sexual relationship with a pupil. Jonathan cross-examined the complainant during the hearing and successfully persuaded the professional conduct panel that her evidence was too inconsistent, implausible and uncorroborated to amount to proof of the serious allegations faced by his client.
Jonathan is a specialist practitioner in the field of professional regulation and works regularly with teachers, doctors, and other professionals facing disciplinary proceedings at all stages from initial referral to appeal. He is ranked in the leading directories – by Chambers and Partners, in Band 2 for Professional Discipline in the Regions; and by the Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” – and sits as a fitness to practise panellist for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and for Social Care Wales.
Jonathan’s approach to defending professionals charged with misconduct combines persuasive advocacy with highly personalised and compassionate advice and expert support throughout the life of a case. Having worked in education, served several schools as a governor, and trained school leaders and lawyers in matters of education law, he is particularly sought after for his expertise in working with teachers and Heads and is regularly instructed by the major teaching unions and privately.