Nursing & Midwifery Council (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.

NMC Fitness to Practise

Kings View 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.

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

NMC Student Fitness to Practise Defence Barristers

The standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council expected of registered nurses and midwives apply equally to nursing and midwifery students.  A finding of impaired fitness to practise could have lasting and significant implications for nursing and midwifery students.

We also act for, and represent, nursing and midwifery students facing competency, conduct and other fitness to practise proceedings.

Recent Cases

No case to answer for doctor facing 30 allegations of dishonesty

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...

Kings View Chambers represent doctor who accepted a police caution

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...

Kings View client avoids NMC suspension

This case involves 2 separate referrals made to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) by different employers for related matters. The nurse, GG, was at risk of an Interim Order of Suspension that put his new employment in jeopardy.This case involves 2 separate...

The “real prospect” test – the standard by which you will be judged

The test applied to determine if your fitness to practise investigation will be referred to a full hearing is called the “real prospect” test.

OY

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.

RG

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.

DS

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

FPT

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.

NMC News and Articles

Kings View client avoids NMC suspension

Kings View client avoids NMC suspension

This case involves 2 separate referrals made to the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) by different employers for related matters. The nurse, GG, was at risk of an Interim Order of Suspension that put his new employment in jeopardy.This case involves 2 separate...

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