17th April, 2012

Court of Appeal no power to extend statutory time limit for Appeal

Following a doctor’s unsuccessful appeal against the determination of the Specialist Registration Appeal Panel, he purported to lodge an appeal in the Central London County Court. Acting for the GMC, Ed Morgan persuaded the Court it had no power to hear the appeal since it was out of time. On the Doctor’s appeal to the Court of Appeal (Mummery, Moore-Bick and Black LJJ). Ed persuaded the Court to adopt the reasoning set out in Mucelli and reject any suggestion that the statutory appeal period was either susceptible to extension by the Civil Courts or incompatible with any convention rights enjoyed by the Doctor: Reddy v General Medical Council [2012] EWCA Civ 310.



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