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.
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...
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...
In this case, Dr S accepted a police caution and delayed notifying the GMC. Dr S admitted these allegations before the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal (MPT).Dr S was represented by fitness to practise defence barrister Catherine Stock. Catherine successfully...
Investigation Committees (IC) decide whether there is a case to answer in a fitness to practise allegation and have the power to close a case with no action.Understanding Investigation Committees Investigation Committees (IC) decide whether there is a case to answer...
GMC News and Articles
Doctors who are going through a fitness to practise process will greatly benefit from a reflective statement. What is it and how will it help a doctor?
Do you know how the GMC deals with convictions, cautions & determinations and what you have to declare? We look at these and the importance of legal advice.
Social media can blur the boundaries between public and private life and doctors must be careful to maintain professional boundaries when using social media.Good medical practice & other GMC guidance It is important to note that the standards expected of doctors...