Stewart is a Partner in our Healthcare team. Dual-qualified in medicine and law, Stewart’s specialist work involves regulatory and disciplinary matters for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals.
‘He is amazing; he has incredible judgement, and as a doctor who requalified as a solicitor he has incredible background knowledge.’ Chambers and Partners 2018
‘Super-bright.’ Legal 500 2017
Stewart Duffy is a specialist in regulatory and disciplinary matters for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. Sources say he ‘prepares his cases with a fine-tooth comb and always knows every detail.’ Chambers and Partners 2017
‘The go-to firm for registrants’, RadcliffesLeBrasseur has defended legal, medical and dental professionals in disciplinary cases against […] the General Medical Council and GDC. Legal 500 2016
RadcliffesLeBrasseur is a ‘market leader in the field’ and ‘awash with talented solicitors’, assisting clients from the legal and healthcare professions … Clients recommend associate and ‘brilliant legal mind’ Stewart Duffy. Legal 500 2015
Areas of Expertise
Stewart’s caseload includes disciplinary hearings before statutory regulators, including GMC Panels, GDC Committees and Performers List hearings, statutory appeals and judicial review proceedings, as well as advising clients in respect of a variety of regulatory regimes relevant to the healthcare sector including privacy, data protection and the GDPR.
As well as publishing on medical topics, Stewart has published on a variety of legal topics including healthcare disciplinary and employment law and powers of detention on public health grounds.
Stewart has a medical degree and MD from Trinity College, Dublin and spent a number of years in hospital practice. He then went on to study law at University College Dublin and re-qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales having been called to the New York State Bar.
Medical defence organisations
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
The Law Society