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.
GMC Fitness to Practise
Kings View Medical Defence 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.
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
Medical Student Fitness to Practise
The standards set by the General Medical Council expected of registered doctors apply equally to medical students. A finding of impaired fitness to practise could have lasting and significant implications for medical students.
We also act for, and represent, medical students facing competency, conduct and other fitness to practise proceedings.
Kings View client’s GMC registration successfully restored
A doctor who was erased from the GMC register has successfully applied for restoration with representation from Kings View.A doctor who was erased from the GMC register has successfully applied for restoration with representation from Kings View Chambers. The doctor,...
Case closed for doctor accused of dishonesty
Kings View Chambers secure no case to answer for doctor accused of dishonesty in relation to NHS prescriptions. Kings View Chambers secure no case to answer for doctor accused of dishonesty in relation to NHS prescriptions. In this case, GMC Case Examiners were...
No case to answer for doctor facing 30 allegations of dishonesty
MPTS conclude there was no case to answer for a doctor facing 30 allegations of dishonesty.Dr GVC instructed Kings View to represent her before the MPTS in her GMC fitness to practise case. In a very complex case, Dr GVC faced 30 allegations of dishonesty across 7...
No case to answer for doctor accused of bullying behaviour and dishonesty
Dr FPJ instructed Kings View to represent her in her GMC fitness to practise hearing before the MPTS. This was an unusual and complicated case as it was predicated on complaints made by an ex-employee in her private clinic who made 35 pages of allegations.Dr FPJ...
GMC News and Articles
Things doctors can do to avoid a GMC referral
One of the most important steps to protect a doctor’s medical licence is making sure they avoid common types of misconduct allegations.
Doctors on Strike – Fitness to Practise Considerations
The right to take industrial action is protected by UK employment law but it might benefit doctors to understand the GMC position and guidance.
The Future of Fitness to Practise – DHSC Consultation Response
The Department for Health and Social Care has published its response to proposals to reform fitness to practise in the UK.