NMC Defence Barristers

Kings View Chambers is a leading chambers who has 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.

If you have been referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, it is important that you seek professional legal advice to protect your reputation and professional career.  Our barristers have experience acting for nurses in both the public and private sectors.

We are a leading public access barristers chambers’ specialising in healthcare law which means that you can instruct us directly without the need to go through a law firm which can incur additional unnecessary costs.

Call us to defend your reputation and career on 020 7060 1221.

How much does legal representation cost?

We will offer you an initial free and no obligation telephone consultation to discuss your case.  If after that consultation you want to instruct us to represent and defend you, we will take on your case and provide you with clear and honest advice.

We tell you how much it will cost to represent you and will be based in your individual case and circumstances.

If you are a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or another defence organisation, that organisation could fund your legal cost to enable us to represent you.  We will be happy to liaise with the defence organisation directly to assist you to instruct one of our experienced NMC defence barristers which you are entitled to insist on.

As public access barristers, you can instruct us directly without the need and additional expense of going through a solicitor’s firm.

How do our NMC barristers help you if you are under investigation?

We have gained a strong and excellent reputation for defending and representing nurses and midwives.

From our years of experience, we have come to understand the stress you face when you are subjected to an NMC investigation and the consequences for your career, reputation and personal life.

Your case will be fully managed by an experienced NMC defence barrister from the outset to give you complete piece of mind.  We will agree with you a clear defence strategy and prepare a robust defence to secure you the best possible outcome before the NMC hearing including, where applicable, mitigation on your behalf.

If the nature of the investigation relating to you goes beyond merely a NMC issue, we have experience in all matters relating to criminal investigations too and we can advise and assist you.

“I write in testimony with regards to a recent NMC appeals hearing. From the outset after contacting Kings View Chambers with my inquiry I was contacted the same day by Ms Stock. We discussed the case briefly over the phone but it was immediately apparent that Ms Stock was highly experienced in this area and was very reassuring and understanding.”

Contact us to defend your career and reputation

We are vastly experienced in defending the reputation and livelihood of nurses and midwives facing the prospect of NMC sanctions or losing their registration.


“I would like to take the opportunity to thank all ‘Kings View Chambers’ team for supporting me throughout my NMC registration. I would like to say that Barrister Catherine Stock has been a huge support, efficient and remained professional at all times. Catherine has illustrated that she is extremely experienced and knowledgeable within her field, she is empathetic and understand her client. I would recommend Catherine and her team to friends, family and nursing colleagues.”

– Mr A S, Nurse

What we do

  • NMC fitness to practise referrals
  • NMC fitness to practise hearings
  • Appeals against a Fitness to Practise Panel determination
  • Interim Order hearings
  • Appeals against an Interim Orders Panel determination
  • Preparing your case before the Case Examiners
  • Help with the decision of the Case Examiners
  • Help with a consensual panel determination
  • Help with voluntary removal
  • Registration advice
  • Appeal against refusal of registration or re-registration
  • Restoration to the Register
  • Investigation and disciplinary hearings at work
  • Criminal investigation and proceedings
  • Police cautions
  • DBS [Disclosure and Barring Service] issues