If you are facing an investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) our specialist regulatory lawyers can help. We have been advising and defending doctors for many years; having worked in health care regulation for over 40 years.
We are independently recognised by the legal directories as leaders in the field. We have a proven track record for securing better than expected outcomes in relation to GMC complaints against doctors, particularly in cases of alleged sexual misconduct and dishonesty.
Whether you need assistance with responding to a Rule 7 letter, representation for an Interim Orders Tribunal, declaring a criminal conviction to the GMC or representation for a hearing before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) we can assist.
During their careers, many doctors will face a GMC complaint or an allegation brought against them which, if serious, may threaten their reputation and ability to earn a living. Specialist legal advice is essential to ensure the best possible outcome when dealing with a GMC investigation or a student fitness to practise investigation.
We have a sound understanding of the standards set by the GMC, such as Good Medical Practice, and the duties and responsibilities which come with being a regulated healthcare professional. We recognise the stress that can follow once a doctor is notified of a fitness to practise investigation or a hearing before the MPTS; we are available outside of your work hours to provide reassurance and support, as well as legal advice.
Our clients are individually supported, right from the beginning of our instruction and assisted to understand the process they are involved in, their options and the best way through. We are the lawyers for doctors.
Many of our clients require the input of our specialist criminal, employment or reputation management teams (if they face a police investigation, suspension from work or possible adverse press reporting for example). We can quickly mobilise a diverse team of legal specialists to provide advice that looks at the problem from all angles.