GMC Defence BarristersGMC 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
Kings View Chambers persuade GMC case examiners to recommended undertakings rather than a referral to a Fitness to Practise tribunal.
Kings View Chambers were successful at GMC Case Examiners [Rule7] stage in securing no case to answer for this doctor.
Kings View successfully persuade medical practitioners tribunal that doctor’s fitness to practise is not impaired as hearing is closed at stage 1.
Doctor facing dismissal following a malicious complaint keeps their job and avoids a GMC referral with support and advice from Kings View Chambers.
Kings View were again successful in persuading the GMC case examiners that there was no case to answer.
We successfully persuade MPTS to impose no sanctions for doctor in case involving allegations of dishonesty, intimidation and threatening behaviour.
Dr SA accepted allegations relating to his clinical practise in a field of expertise that he no longer practises.
Kings View Chambers represented a doctor accused of harassment and successfully persuaded MPTS that doctor’s fitness to practise was not impaired.
Kings View Chambers represented a doctor at an interim order hearing with accusations including clinical competence, honesty and integrity.
What we do
General Medical Council (GMC) research has shown that doctors who lacked legal representation tended to receive more serious outcomes.
In contrast, the research concluded that there was no association between the seriousness of tribunal outcomes and a doctor’s age, race, sex, or whether they gained their primary medical qualification in the UK or abroad.
The research conclusively showed that one of the most important factors for doctors facing fitness to practise proceedings is legal representation and engagement.
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
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
News and Blog
GMC Interim Sanctions – Overview A General Medical Council (GMC) fitness to practise investigations can take many months, if not years. Whilst doctors could continue to work unrestricted during a GMC investigation, they could be referred to an Interim Orders Tribunal...
The General Medical Council (GMC) placed specific emphasis on its “zero tolerance of sexual harassment” in the updated Good medical practice that, for the first time, includes a “clear definition of what constitutes it and an expectation that doctors who see such...
The GMC has published the updated version of the Good Medical Practice. We look at the changes and what they mean for doctors.