In this case, the Speech and Language Therapist faced allegations of failure to assess and document assessments.
The Therapist instructed Kings View Chambers shortly before their Fitness to Practise hearing and then subsequently for the substantive order review.
Catherine Stock, joint-head of chambers, commenting on the case said:
“This case highlights the dangers of working in isolation from other like practitioners without checks and balances in place on your practise. It also highlights the risks of taking on more and more work as so many in clinical practise do, to try and be helpful and then find themselves alone unprotected when things go wrong.
“Their case demonstrates the benefits of working with an expert barrister in preparation and in complying to the letter or as best you possibly can with conditions and panel recommendations.”
The Therapist, speaking after the conclusion of their case said:
“If you’re a healthcare professional and are in trouble with your regulatory body, then Catherine Stock is the Barrister that you need. The HCPC determined that I had a case to answer. It was a nightmare until Ms Stock took over.
“Ms Stock was knowledgeable about the standards that I needed to meet and had a system for getting me from point A to point B. She represented me with confidence and ease during my Review Hearing. We had an excellent outcome because of this preparation.”
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