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

SWE case resolved through simple accepted disposal

Kings View client avoids lengthy fitness to practise hearing by agreeing to an Accepted Disposal.Kings View client avoids lengthy fitness to practise hearing by agreeing to an Accepted Disposal. In this case, the fitness to practise allegations made against our...

Client free to practise without any restrictions

The Health and Care Professions Council has decided to lift a restrictive order placed on our client following representation from Kings View.The Health and Care Professions Council has decided to lift a restrictive order placed on our client following representation...

Positive outcome for Social Worker facing SWE investigation

The case concluded with a Conditions of Practise Order that was workable for our client and they were very pleased with the outcome.Our client, WM, accepted an Agreed Disposal, thereby avoiding a costly and lengthy fitness to practise hearing. This was a sensitive...

Kings View Client Avoids Costly Fitness to Practise Hearing

Specialist legal advice will assist nurses with advice on insight and evidence of remediation, but early engagement is essential.Our client, WM, accepted an Agreed Disposal, thereby avoiding a costly and lengthy fitness to practise hearing. This was a sensitive case...

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

NMC Consensual Panels Explained

NMC Consensual Panels Explained

Nurses can avoid the anxiety and cost of a full fitness to practise hearing through consensual panel determinations but care should be taken when deciding the best route to take.

NMC’s ‘Agreed Removal’ Explained

NMC’s ‘Agreed Removal’ Explained

The NMC is “taking a different approach” to requests from nurses to be removed from the register when they are subject to fitness to practise concerns – ‘agreed removal’.

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