GP Law - How It Works

david lock siteThis website provides a free of charge guide to the legal rights and obligations of General Practitioners working in the NHS in England. The site is writen by David Lock QC, of Landmark Chambers.  David Lock is nationally recognised as a leading practitioner in the law relating to the National Health Service.  David is regularly instructed by GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England to advise on the law relating to NHS functions and to appear in court on their behalf.  He has appeared in many of the leading cases in this area of law.

David is quoted in the 2013 Chambers and Partners Directory as being "Highly respected for his broad public law expertise, David Lock QC receives particular plaudits for his expertise in matters at the intersection of public law and healthcare law". 
He is a non-executive director of Heart of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Chair of Innovation Birmingham Limited and is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Birmingham. He has served as a Government Minister and has many years experience of advising NHS bodies and GP practices.


Registration to access the GP Law Chapers is free of charge.  We reserve the right to charge in due course but registered users will not be charged without at least 30 days notice.  Please register in order to see the full contents of the site.

Legal Advice

The GP Law website is a free general guide to the law relating to General Practice but it cannot provide advice on individual circumstances.  GP practices and those who advise them can email David Lock QC for advice by clicking here.  For details of fees for detailed advice please contact David Lock's clerk at Landmark Chambers by clicking here.