Kings View successful in NMC restoration application

Kings View successful in restoration application for nurse previously struck off from the NMC register in 2005.  

Kings View successful in restoration application for nurse previously struck off from the NMC register in 2005.

Our client, DJ, had criminal convictions which were old and long spent, but the issues that led to the strike off related to a failure to disclose past criminal misconduct.

DJ had unsuccessfully made a previous application for restoration and had all but given up hope of ever returning to practise as a nurse.  Kings View worked with them on a plan to be able to make a successful application this time around.

NMC fitness to practise defence barrister, Catherine Stock, said:

“This case yet again demonstrates the importance of planning and preparation well in advance of any application.


“Nurses must be able to not only express remorse for past misconduct, but be able to demonstrate remorse both in documentary evidence and in oral evidence to the Panel at the hearing.


“It is imperative that any nurse considering an application for restoration seeks appropriate expert help and guidance before they even start the online application, as any errors in this document can be used to the nurse’s detriment at a later date.


“This case demonstrates that it is never too late to be restored and never too late to get back to your career.”

DJ, speaking after the conclusion of their case, said:

“I have come across many lawyers in the past, but I have not seen anyone as great as Catherine Stock. She was like an angel sent to me from heaven to get me out of my trouble. In 2005, I was struck off the nurse’s register and with the challenges about my case it was beyond what I think anyone can help me with.


“I was so devastated that my life was ruined and that I will never practice again, but Catherine held my hand like a little girl that went to cross the river to the other side. When I called her for the first time she didn’t promise anything, she was just so thorough with me.


“She is always punctual with her appointments and commits to the schedule. I really respect and appreciate Catherine for the good work she has done for me.”

Kings View is a leading chambers who have gained an excellent reputation for representing and defending nurses and midwives before the Nursing & Midwifery Council. As a leading chambers specialising in healthcare law and regulation, our barristers give high quality specialist advice and have unrivalled experience in defending and representing nurses and midwives including issues with registration, allegations made against you for poor professional competence, health issues and allegations of misconduct.

Contact us today to discuss your NMC fitness to practise issue.

 Disclaimer: This article is for guidance purposes only. Kings View Chambers accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken, or not taken, in relation to this article. You should seek the appropriate legal advice having regard to your own particular circumstances.

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