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GMC Defence Barristers

GMC Defence Barristers is a subsidiary of Kings View Chambers, a leading medical and healthcare law firm specialising in GMC fitness to practise cases and is headed up by barristers Catherine Stock and Stephen McCaffrey.

Recent Case Studies

GMC Defence Barristers successful in lifting suspension in GMC case

GMC Defence Barristers’ lead counsel Catherine Stock has successfully argued for the lifting of a suspension order for a doctor accused of dishonestly.

GMC Defence Barristers successfully defend doctor before MPTS

Head of chambers, Stephen McCaffrey and Catherine Stock, have successfully defended a foundation doctor before the GMC’s Fitness to Practise Panel.

GMC Defence Barristers achieve “case closed” decision in GMC case

GMC Defence Barristers’ lead counsel Stephen McCaffrey achieve yet another case closed for doctor facing multiple allegations of fraudulent dishonesty.

GMC Defence Barristers secure case closed with no further action conclusion

MG approached us after an interim orders hearing at the MPTS with restrictive conditions on his licence resulting in him being unable to obtain suitable employment.

GMC Defence Barristers secures no case to answer in GMC case

GMC Defence Barristers’ lead counsel Stephen McCaffrey has secured no case to answer at the close of the GMC case.

Doctor happy with MPTS outcome for prescribing for family members

GMC Defence Barristers were successful in persuading the MPTS to impose a conditions of practise order for a short period for a doctor who had prescribed for himself and family members on 3 occasions.

I approached Ms Stock of Kings View Chambers, following an unsuccessful attempt at securing my medical license at the MPTS hearing and after a disappointing performance assessment test. I was at that stage in a state of rage, anger, depression and desperation. I...

I am a psychiatrist and was referred to the GMC for an allegation of misconduct. Stephen McCaffrey represented me on the day of the hearing and walked me through every step and was very supportive. Due to their hard work and I am now back to work.

The service l received from was exceptional. The Barrister who represented me Catherine Stock was the best representative ever. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone going through legal advice etc.

The service l received was exceptional. The barrister represented by Mrs Catherine Stock was the best ever. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone going through legal advice.

GMC Defence Barristers provided a very professional service all the way through the preparation of my case and during the tribunal. They prepared my case well and their performance at the tribunal was very professional and strong. Highly recommended.

I am a qualified doctor and had an unfortunate incident that lead to a GMC complaint challenging my fitness to practise. I was fortunate to find Mrs Catherine Stock. She was honest and upfront in her review of my situation from the outset, giving practical advice and...

What we do


GMC fitness to practise referrals


MPTS Interim Order hearings


Help with voluntary removal


Appeal against refusal of registration


GMC fitness to practise hearings


Preparing your case before the Case Examiners


Registration advice


Investigation and disciplinary hearings at work


Appeals against a MPTS Tribunal determination


Help with the decision of the Case Examiners


Restoration to the Register


Criminal investigation and proceedings

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Contact us today to discuss your fitness to practise issues and difficulties with a GMC defence experts.

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