It is therefore essential to ensure regulatory compliance to avoid unnecessary damage to your future income and prospects.
Facing GDC hearings and appeals?
If you are facing Fitness to Practice action by the GDC, we can help. We have many years’ experience of defending dentists against actions by the GDC and work tirelessly to protect your livelihood and reputation. We understand the dedication and sacrifice which goes into creating a practice and will help you protect the reputation and business you have built.
Our lawyers can help and advise on all stages of a GDC investigation, from receipt of the initial complaint, the processes of the Investigating Committee, to the Practice Committee and any GDC hearings and appeals.
If you have been removed from the register, or your application to be restored has failed, we can help you make your case to the GDC. If all else fails, we can assist you in bringing appeal proceedings at the High Court.
It is essential that you choose the best lawyer to defend you against allegations of professional misconduct and one who will have your best interests in mind. You have the right to choose your own representative, regardless of the type of indemnity insurance you have. You are not obliged to use a ’panel’ solicitor during GDC hearings and appeals.
If you are facing an inspection by the CQC we can help you prepare and formulate long term guidelines to ensure that your practice is compliant going forward.
If an inspection has resulted in enforcement action, ranging from a warning notice right through to criminal prosecution, we can advise on how to protect your position and provide you with a robust defence.
From the CQC to GDC hearings and appeals, our lawyers are specialists in this area. We treat every client as an individual, not an insurance claim. If you are facing a professional disciplinary investigation or proceedings and wish to discuss your case and funding options please get in touch.