Aidan Carr


Aidan Carr joined Burton Copeland in the Professional Regulation Department in September 2016 having previously been the Senior Partner at Rowlands LLP and subsequently a partner in the Regulatory Healthcare Team at BLM.

Aidan has particular expertise in the area of heath-care regulation, advising members of the medical and dental professions under investigation for misconduct by the General Medical Council and General Dental Council and representing their interests at subsequent fitness to practise hearings and any related criminals prosecutions and inquests. Aidan provided representation in the Shipman Inquiry.

Senior members of the Bar rate him as one of the best, if not the best solicitor I have had the pleasure to work with” – “a first rate lawyer and tactician with a first class knowledge of the applicable law and statutory provisions” and “keenly aware of the expectations of the institutional client”.

Aidan is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers and in addition to his expertise in proceedings before the GMC and GDC has over 30 years experience in criminal regulatory prosecutions.

Aidan successfully coordinated the defence of international advertisers JC Decaux in a series of regulatory prosecutions brought by Manchester City Council and has regularly defended HSE prosecutions involving fatalities in the workplace.

Aidan is conversant with proceedings of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, Attorney General’s References and cases referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Notable Cases:

R v Ramsey & Jones - secured the acquittal of his client in the first gross negligence manslaughter trial heard at the Old Bailey relating to fairground ride inspections.

R v Bulcock - successfully argued abuse of process to stay a high profile prosecution brought by the Environment Agency. The Greater Manchester’s Fridge Mountain Case.