Dr Scott reprimanded by GMC after “evidence by telephone”
26th June 2012
Paul Diamond represented Dr. Scott in a case where the GP prayed for a patient; the case attracted considerable media interest due to its strong resonance with the British public.
The GMC, in an unprecedented hearing, took evidence by telephone preventing the Defence from seeing the reactions or demeanor of the accuser to the disadvantage of Dr Scott. Dr Scott was informed of this possibility 15 minutes prior to commencement of the hearing.