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.

Recent Cases

Doctors facing allegations of violence & dishonesty

The GMC has changed its guidance for circumstances where allegations of dishonesty and violence might not impact on public safety.  We look at the guidance and the implications for doctors.The GMC has changed its guidance for circumstances where allegations of...

Insight, Remediation and Sanctions

The High Court recently re-affirmed that guidance must not be “slavishly” followed and that regulatory decisions must be made based on the individual merits of the case and taking into account all the relevant matters.Key points Regulator’s guidance must not be...

Doctor Avoids GMC Erasure

Another case brought to a successful conclusion at Case Examiners stage, meaning that our client’s case did not need to proceed to a full fitness to practise hearing.Our client, Dr MK, approached Kings View Chambers very close to the original fitness to practise...

Criminal Convictions, Cautions & Fitness to Practise

Any criminal conviction will be viewed as proven in a fitness to practise case and attempts at denial could be interpreted as lacking insight.Any criminal conviction will be viewed as proven in a fitness to practise case, and attempts at denial could be interpreted as...

DR AR

I received excellent advice and a prompt service which led to a good outcome. The fee was reasonable and was fully explained upfront. I would have no hesitation either recommending Kings View Chambers to friends or colleagues.

Dr UG

If Carlsberg ran regulatory law firms…this would probably be one of the best regulatory law firms in the world. They are truly the X-Factor of regulatory barristers.

Dr G

I have had a torrid time with the GMC, something which has overshadowed me for the past 3 years. I have no problem recommending Kings View Chambers. Straight talking, thorough and competent.

Dr VW

Amazingly helpful barristers, who, as they are GMC specialists, really know what they are doing and how to achieve the best possible outcome. Highly and unreservedly recommnended.

Dr Jac

Amazingly helpful barristers, who, as they are GMC specialists, really know what they are doing and how to achieve the best possible outcome. Highly and unreservedly recommnended.

GMC News and Articles

What are GMC Rules 7 & 8?

What are GMC Rules 7 & 8?

At the end of a GMC investigation, the doctor will be given at least 28 days to provide written comments known as a Rule 7 letter.

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