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KC appointed to head review into handling of Dr Ranson tribunal

Richard Wright hoping to produce report 'as quickly as possible'

A KC has been appointed to undertake a review of the government's handling of the former medical directors employment tribunal.

Richard Wright will work alongside a newly-formed Select Committee on the Ranson vs Department of Health and Social Care case.

Dr Ranson was awarded £3.2 million for unfair dismissal after whistleblowing.

Committee Chair, Daphne Caine MHK, said she's confident they've found someone with the knowledge, experience, skills and personal qualities needed to scrutinise these complex and sensitive matters and to deliver a thorough and completely independent review without fear or favour or political interference”.

Mr Wright said:“I am grateful to the Select Committee for appointing me to complete this important review. I am determined to produce an independent and comprehensive report to Tynwald as quickly as possible. I fully acknowledge the widespread concern that that these events have caused to the public and I look forward to beginning my work.”

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