General Medical Council (GMC) Defence Barristers

Our barristers are vastly experienced and understand the complexities of the situations doctors face. We advise and represent doctors facing GMC proceedings from the outset often challenging whether there is a case to answer. We can represent doctors at interim order hearings through to substantive hearings and can appeal the decision of the GMC to the High Court.

Contact us today

Kings View Chambers is a leading chambers specialising in healthcare law and regulation. We have gained an excellent reputation for representing and defending doctors facing GMC proceedings.

Our barristers are vastly experienced and understand the complexities of the situations doctors face. We advise and represent doctors facing GMC proceedings from the outset often challenging whether there is a case to answer. We can represent doctors at interim order hearings through to substantive hearings and can appeal the decision of the GMC to the High Court.

We’re a leading public access barristers chambers specialising in healthcare law which means that you can instruct us directly without the need to go through a law firm which can incur additional unnecessary costs.

Call us to defend your reputation and career on 020 7060 1221.

Fitness to practise

When a complaint is made about a doctor, the General Medical Council (GMC) may investigate the doctor’s conduct to establish whether there has been a breach of the professional standards set by the GMC.

If the GMC decides to investigate the complaint the doctor is notified, given details of the complaint and invited to comment on the incident at this stage.

During the investigation, the GMC will gather all the relevant evidence that could include taking evidence from the person or body who made the complaint, any witnesses, the doctor’s employer.

If the GMC believes that the conduct of a doctor poses an immediate risk to the public, it can call an interim order tribunal hearing. The tribunal can restrict or suspend a doctor’s work while the investigation is ongoing.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the GMC will do one of the following:

  • take no further action
  • issue a warning
  • set out actions to be taken
  • pass the matter to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) for a fitness to practise hearing

If the complaint is referred to the MPTS, the tribunal will examine the evidence, determine whether there is a problem with the doctor’s fitness to practise and, if relevant, deliver a sanction.

Protect your career and reputation with us

Kings View Chambers is a leading chambers specialising in healthcare law and regulation who have gained an excellent reputation for representing and defending doctors facing GMC proceedings.

We regularly advise doctors and understand the significance and impact complaints can have on the reputation and career of a doctor. A well-prepared case is essential to ensure the best outcome for you, your career and professional reputation. It is imperative that you seek legal advice from someone who specialises in GMC defence work.

If you have been notified by the GMC that you’re under investigation or are facing difficulties with your registration, call us today for a free initial consultation.

“Ms Stock from Kings View Chambers provided a very professional service all the way through the preparation of my case and during the tribunal, with a lot of dedication and has also been thorough. She understood well what my expectations were and at the same time was honest with realistic goals. I think we prepared our case well and her performance at the tribunal was very professional and strong. Highly recommended.”

– Dr R. M, Yorkshire

What we do

  • GMC fitness to practise referrals
  • GMC fitness to practise hearings
  • Appeals against a MPTS Tribunal determination
  • MPTS Interim Order hearings
  • Appeals against a MPTS Interim Orders Tribunal determination
  • Preparing your case before the Case Examiners
  • Help with the decision of the Case Examiners
  • Help with voluntary removal
  • Registration advice
  • Appeal against refusal of registration
  • Restoration to the Register
  • Investigation and disciplinary hearings at work
  • Criminal investigation and proceedings
  • Police cautions
  • DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] issues

GMC News and Blog

Caring for doctors, Caring for patients

An important GMC report, Caring for doctors, Caring for patients, has been published including recommendations to “help deliver safe, supportive and inclusive environments” for doctors.

GMC referrals to MPTS up by 40%

Figures releases by the GMC has shown a 40% increase in the number of referrals to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) in the last year.

Police cautions – do I need to declare a caution?

Cautions must be declared to healthcare regulatory bodies such as the NMC, GMC, GDC, HCPC & GPhC. There is often uncertainty over cautions, what they are and whether they should be declared.

I had a rather complicated case with very serious allegations. After thorough research I was fortunate to find Kings View Chambers. They were honest and upfront in their review of my situation from the outset, giving practical advice as to the best way forward and reasonable and affordable costings.

Iman Almabhooh (GMC case)

Speak to us today

If you have been notified by the GMC that you’re under investigation or are facing difficulties with your registration, call us today for a free initial consultation.