Jayesh Jotangia

  • Year of Call 2002

Introduction

Introduction

Jayesh is dual-qualified. He was called to the Bar in 2002 and cross-qualified as a Solicitor Advocate whilst working at MLS Chase Solicitors in Westminster.

In 2007, he founded Axiom Stone and served as its senior partner and litigator until his arrival back at the Bar in 2012. Jayesh now spearheads the India Desk at 33 Bedford Row.

He has extensive experience in civil/commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution having advised multinational corporations, including one of the world’s largest international steel and aluminium companies. He has represented clients at all levels including proceedings in the European Court of Human Rights as well as in the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal.

Jayesh often represents in fast and multi-track cases at the County and High Courts. His main area of expertise lies in representing health professionals before regulatory bodies/tribunals in disciplinary matters.

Jayesh also undertakes criminal work. His cases normally involve prosecutions by local authorities and regulatory breaches.

He has rights to conduct litigation on a direct access basis.

Professional Discipline

Professional Discipline

Jayesh's main area of expertise lies in representing health professionals before regulatory bodies/tribunals in disciplinary matters. Over the past years, he has developed a fierce reputation in defence of health professionals before the GMC, GPHC, NMC and the HCPC, where he has successfully defended psychologists, pharmacists, paramedics, physiotherapists, hearing aid audiologists and doctors before fitness to practise panels.

His particular niche is representing foreign and Indian doctors wishing to become specialist consultants via the GMC's Certificate of Eligibility for the Specialist Register (CESR) (previously known as PMETB's Article 14 route).

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

Dr Richa Bhatia v General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 3221 (Admin)
Akhtar v General Dental Council [2017] EWHC 1986 (Admin)

Appointments

Appointments

Jayesh is ex-chairman of the Hindu Lawyers Association and the Indian National Bar Association - UK Chapter. He also serves the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Hindus on its secretariat panel, advising cross-party MPs and peers in Parliament on matters relating to Hindus and India.

In 2015, Jayesh was asked to be a member of the core team that organised the historic community event at Wembley Stadium where the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, addressed the largest gathering of British Indians ever.

Direct Access

Direct Access

Jayesh is accredited to accept work under Direct Access, also known as Public Access. 

He is also certified by the Bar Standards Board to Conduct Litigation, which means he can offer additional services similar to a solicitor

In order to instruct Jayesh, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk.

Testimonials

Testimonials

“I am incredibly grateful to Mr. Jotangia for helping me navigate the complicated path of obtaining a CESR. Having completed my training in the United States, I spent 3 years outside of the UK working on my application and experiencing multiple barriers as I did not have any support during the process. After I found Mr. Jotangia, I obtained my CESR within a month and am incredibly grateful to him for his expertise and patience with me.”

Dr J – 2019 (CESR appeal Psychiatry)

 

“I had identified Jayesh to represent me if my review application was refused. When it did happen, I was ready and after reading testimonials on his website, I’d made up my mind and it was a good decision! He is pleasant but forthright.  Without talking to him I was unaware that meeting GMC recommendations now, outside of appeal, also meant submitting a brand-new application.  I had no stomach for that. As part of the appeal my previously submitted evidence was also accepted. I think if one is considering an appeal then a good, dedicated barrister like Jayesh is invaluable. Thank you Jay.”

Mr Q – 2019 (CESR appeal Otolaryngology)

 

"Mr Jotangia recently supported me in my successful Appeal to the GMC for admission to the Specialist Register via the CESR route. I found him to be very straight forward to deal with and reassuring through a stressful process. He is obviously very knowledgeable and has broad experience of the CESR process in particular, which is not necessarily the case with less specialised legal representatives. He has a pragmatic approach and I was impressed that he identified the key points that I felt were most relevant but was then very capable in applying the “legal process” to delivering these. I felt that this was the main advantage to seeking legal representation. It was his ability to set out my case and the points that I wished to raise in a formal, legal manner and to steer the process thoroughly through a series of representations to a successful conclusion which I felt made his assistance invaluable and I am not sure that I would have achieved the same outcome without his support. I would therefore recommend his services in optimising an application which potentially has a huge impact on our professional careers."

Mr T – 2018 (CESR appeal T&O Surgery)

 

"My CESR application was initially rejected. I applied for an appeal. I got the help of Mr. Jayesh Jotangia for legal advice and in processing my appeal. I found him to be very professional and has a great deal of experience in dealing with CESR issues. My appeal was accepted and I was added to the specialist register. I strongly recommend him for my colleagues."

Dr E – 2018 (CESR appeal Opthalmology)

 

"I have been recently appointed as a community consultant paediatrician in a substantive capacity. I owe a large part of this achievement to the role Jayesh Jotangia played in helping me securing my specialist registration.

My application to obtain my CESR was rejected twice by the GMC despite my hard work and effort. I believed I had secured and fulfilled all the requirement set in the Royal College curriculum. I was advised on my second application rejection that I have the right to appeal. I contacted Jayesh and asked him to act as my barrister in the appeal process. Jayesh examined all my documents thoroughly and managed to re-organise my documents in a way relating to the curriculum and then, he was very professional and meticulous in writing and dealing with the GMC.

The GMC set initially a hearing date. Jayesh wrote and laid a detailed appeal on my behalf which resulted in my appeal being accepted before the hearing date. My application was approved, and I was granted the specialist registration.

I found Jayesh very conscientious, systematic, knowledgeable and meticulous at his work."

Dr M - 2018 (CESR appeal Paediatrics)

 

"Without a shadow of a doubt, it was Jayesh’s excellent drafting that I succeeded in my CESR appeal against the GMC. If it were not for Jayesh’s intervention and assistance, I would not be on a specialist register now."

Dr K – 2017 (CESR appeal T&O Surgery)

 

"I would also like to thank you for how brilliantly you managed our case that even the Respondent's barrister was full of compliments."

Mr S – 2017 (Employment)

 

"Jayesh has never failed to impress and is a very polite, approachable and professional individual who performs his duties exceptionally, to the extent that he always makes himself available on the phone to answer queries, attends to our clients very quickly. That is why we continue to instruct Jayesh and remain impressed by his track record and success rates throughout all litigation matters. On one matter, to the delight of our client, Jayesh successfully managed to secure 100% indemnity costs recovery at conclusion of trial."

PKP French Solicitors (Litigation)

 

"Mr Jayesh Jotangia came highly recommended by a friend and he lived up to our expectations and more. He is an extremely professional lawyer with an ability to put his clients at immediate ease. He was very meticulous in drawing points that could have been easily missed and helped me to win the case. It is because of his earnest efforts that I can now practice medicine in the UK and earn a living."

Dr B – 2016 (GMC Registration Appeals Panel)

 

"Jayesh came highly recommended from other doctors and the choice to instruct him over others, was made on the fact that he was very approachable and took on board everything I had to say. This placed me at ease at the very outset and it was the best decision to have instructed him. In addition, his cross-examination skills in court were simply brilliant and turned expert testimony upside down."

Dr S – 2014 (GMC Fitness to Practise)