Kings View Chambers secure a finding of no case to answer for a nurse accused of dishonesty in relation to post graduate course funding and signing off clinical competencies. 

Commenting on the case, leading NMC defence barrister, Catherine Stock said: “This case spells out the pitfalls involved in developing your own career versus what your employer deems to be suitable career development. 

“If you are applying for public funding for any course, you must read the rules and regulations and ensure you are compliant. 

The NMC in this instance took the view that this was an employment issue rather than a regulatory one, as the nurse was able to demonstrate the avenues she had taken  however, all nurses should be aware that you must adhere to your employer’s expectations if you are applying through them for public funding or if you intend to ask colleagues to assess you as competent. 

Nurse LJ commenting on the outcome of her case said: “Fabulous service from Kings View Chambers and Catherine Stock. Absolutely amazing service, such attention to detail and compassion was received. 


“I felt supported round the clock, reassured throughout and always put in the picture. Catherine works with passion, diligence and dedication. I felt in good hands. Although I pray I never need to use them again, it has been my honour to come across such a wonderful team of passionate professionals. 


“Thank you for being there when people had given up on me.”


Using a Barrister was a first time experience for us, and Stephen explained everything in a polite, non-patronising manner and always showed us the full extent of his knowledge.


I would just like to express my sincere thanks to Catherine Stock who was absolutely amazing on how she handled my NMC case for Restoration to Nursing.


Catherine Stock represent me in a NMC Case with great excellence and expertise showing great empathy, compassion and understanding.


Honesty. Integrity. Transparency and Partnership with you in a time of great need is what Kings View Chambers Catherine Stock & Steven McCaffery extended towards me as a professional nurse.


Both Stephen and Catherine from the outset have been approachable, knowledgable and are without question extremely competent professionals and experts in their field.

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