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Dr Russell AUSTIN

Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Hearing date from
22 Jul 2024
Hearing date to
30 Jul 2024
Location of hearing
Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on or around 17 November 2020, Dr Austin accepted instruction from Ms A to act as an expert witness in a case at the Family Court in Coventry but failed to comply with his duty as an expert witness and did not respond adequately to communications from Ms A, her colleagues or the Judge of the Court.

It is further alleged that Dr Austin ignored two Witness Summons and failed to attend Court and give evidence on 15 October 2021 and 30 November 2021.



This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.


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Private hearings

In accordance with Rule 41(2) of the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004, the tribunal may decide to exclude the public from the proceedings or any part of the proceedings, where they consider that the circumstances of the case outweigh the public interest in holding the hearing in public.