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Robin Kitching

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Robin Kitching - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • BA (Hons) History; Victoria University of Manchester
  • Inns of Court School of Law

Appointments

  • CPS Advocates Panel - Cat 3
  • GMC Panel of Advocates

Professional Associations

  • Northern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Associations

Profile

For most of the last decade my criminal practice has consisted almost exclusively of defending in the Crown Court. That work has encompassed all types of crime including money laundering, serious drugs cases, rape and murder (led by QCs).

That has inevitably entailed dealing with a huge variety of defendants, all of whom need dealing with on an individual basis. Although the content of advice tendered cannot be compromised I believe the way in which I give that advice is successfully tailored to suit the individual defendant concerned.

I am robust in dealing with defendants, witnesses in cross examination and, where necessary, the judiciary.

Regulatory Work 

I have been acting on behalf of the General Medical Council for almost 10 years. I believe I have amassed an almost unrivalled amount of experience in this field. I have conducted many lengthy and complex Fitness to Practise cases. I have also been instructed to advise the GMC in relation to areas of law of general applicability (as opposed to advising merely on individual cases).

I have experience in conducting Inquests, representing local authoritiesties as well as companies and private individuals.


Notable Cases

  • Crime

    R v Ping Lin and others

    Serious money laundering (arising out of the production of drugs).

  • Trading Standards

    R v Automart online Ltd and others

    Trading Standards case involving several defendants and thousands of allegedly fraudulent transactions involving members of the public (Indictment stayed as an abuse of process).

  • Professional Discipline

    GMC v Dr S Robinson

    Sexual relationship with a patient. Involving issues of abuse of process/admissibility of covert tape recordings.

  • Professional Discipline

    GMC v Sharief

    Research fraud during significant trials relating to MS.

What the directories say

Known for his work for the GMC on sensitive and high-profile cases, with expertise in handling fitness to practise cases. He handles professional discipline matters as part of a broader practice that also encompasses criminal law work. "He is outstanding. A very incisive, sharp advocate." "His knowledge of regulation is just fantastic - encyclopaedic."

Chambers UK, 2017

Well-reputed for representing the General Medical Council in disciplinary proceedings. He has represented the organisation in numerous complex fitness to practise cases. "He's just absolutely first class. A good advocate who's well organised and on top of all the issues." "He's a tough cookie who sees the point quickly."

Chambers UK, 2016

Has a great deal of experience in prosecuting fitness to practise cases on behalf of the GMC. "My most feared opponent is Robin Kitching. I call him 'Rapier Robin'. He has done me in a couple of times and there is not a thing you can do to stop him. He is serious business."

Chambers UK, 2015

"superb" He impresses with his excellent cross-examination skills.

Chambers UK, 2013

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