TSMP successfully acts for Singapore Medical Council in stopping doctor’s bid in halting disciplinary probe

We are pleased to have successfully acted for the Singapore Medical Council in Lee Pheng Lip Ian v Chen Fun Gee and others and other matters [2019] SGHC 51.The matter was in relation to a bid made by Lee Pheng Lip, a doctor under investigation for offering non-mainstream medical services, to stop a disciplinary tribunal probe against him. He argued that he had suffered substantial prejudice from the “inordinate delay” it had taken for his case to be referred to the tribunal by a complaints committee. He applied for leave to quash all time extensions by the complaints panel chairman, the order that an inquiry be held by a disciplinary tribunal, and an order to stop the SMC referring the complaint. We successfully argued that the committee’s applications for time extensions to complete its inquiry were not open to a judicial review and could not be quashed. This matter can potentially make law in judicial review.

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