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.