GMC Defence Barristers
Working for Doctors
About GMC Defence Barristers
Working as a career doctor is filled with complex legal issues. As a doctor legal responsibilities are extensive and sometimes present real dilemmas. In our experience, many doctors face legal questions and even malpractice allegations during the course or their careers and this is where we can assist. Our UK based GMC defence barristers have worked extensively in the healthcare field in areas ranging from the issues faced by medical students right through the legal challenges faced at consultant level. Our barristers have acted on behalf of doctors facing concerns raised about their practise because of health, poor practice or misconduct.
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.
Ms Stock’s office scheduled an appointment with me, accommodating me and the unique difficulties. She listened attentively to my case and then explained that she would work closely with me to achieve the best result possible.
Though I was seeking a firm that would guarantee success, she truthfully and openly explained in simple terms the work that needed to be done to give us the best possible chance of success.
What we do
Our GMC defence barristers take on the full range of legal issues facing doctors in the UK. Our work in registration and licensing covers areas such as getting registered, registration issues and issues surrounding your license to practise. Our barristers also advise with revalidation, giving advice to doctors with or without a designated body. Fitness to practise legal issues are covered, ranging from the investigation process, warnings, interim orders, health and competence, through to misconduct, substantive hearings, sanctions and mitigation and appeals.
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We can provide dedicated specialist barristers to work on your case from preparation stages at the outset right through to representation at GMC hearings. Our barristers provide thorough case preparation and superb client care, keeping you informed at each stage of the legal process. We are fearless advocates and fight for our clients.
The doctor approached us very close to the original FtP listing in a matter which was, at that stage, almost inevitably going to lead to erasure by the MPTS.
What difference does legal representation really make in fitness to practise proceedings?
Doctors can appeal GMC decisions relating to registration, licensing, restoration and revalidation, but legal advice is key to good outcomes.