Gemma Hobcraft is a Lecturer in Law at St Mary’s University. She is also a member of Doughty Street Chambers and has extensive experience in regulatory law particularly within the context of healthcare. Gemma has significant experience representing health care professionals before their regulators in fitness to practise proceedings. She is a co-editor (and contributing author) of the book (now in its second edition): Professional Discipline and Healthcare Regulators: A legal handbook, Legal Action Group, 2018 and also provides training to other practitioners on issues relating to fitness to practise proceedings. Gemma was also a Lay member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority between 2008 and 2015 (including a period as Deputy Chair of the Authority).