Dr Laurence Knott qualified in 1973 and has been an author with EMIS (patient.info) since 1995. He retired in 2012 from general practice after 35 years as a GP at Freezywater Primary Care Centre, Enfield. He is a Lead Assessor at the General Medical Council, leading teams around the UK gathering evidence for GMC fitness to practice examiners. Laurence is a clinical complaints adviser for the Medical Defence Union and an External Professional Adviser to the Ombudsman. He has an extensive medico-legal practice, advising numerous solicitors and most recently the Crown Prosecution Service.