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What is the MedicAssistanceScheme?

Founded by Richard Nelson LLP, the MedicAssistanceScheme is operated by Marie Dancer (below), the firm’s Managing Partner. The scheme provides expert legal advice for medical professionals, with a team of experienced lawyers on hand to support you in fitness to practise investigations by regulatory bodies, investigations by employers and, where necessary, in criminal proceedings.

Representation from leading lawyers

Although many healthcare professionals are members of a medical defence organisation, some do not share this protection. Even those who are members may still find that they need assistance in investigations, if, for various reasons, their defence organisation won’t support them.

Marie Dancer is an experienced and successful solicitor. Over her years of practice, she has gained significant experience in defending a range of professionals before a variety of regulators, including the GMC, NMC, GDC, GPhC, HCPC and GOC. Marie was named a “Recommended Lawyer” by the Legal 500 in 2019.

Portrait of Marie Dancer, managing partner of the MedicAssistanceScheme

Richard Nelson LLP founded the Medic Assistance Scheme to help those medical professionals who found themselves otherwise unrepresented in the face of an investigation. Working with us, you can have complete confidence that Marie and her team are working tirelessly to secure you the best outcome.

Keeping you informed throughout the process

When you contact us for the first time, we will provide you with up to an hour of preliminary guidance over the telephone, free of charge. In this initial consultation, we will give you a realistic assessment of your situation and outline your best options. The aim of the first consultation is to give you the best information we can, allowing you to make a fully informed decision with regards to how you want to proceed with your case.

If you choose to continue working with us, we will represent you throughout the investigation and you will benefit from our continued support, preparing you for whatever may happen during the case.

We understand that an investigation of any kind can have a significant impact on your life, both professionally and personally. Throughout our time with you, we will do everything we can to protect your ability to continue practising and to offer you the support you need. We will always be open and transparent when talking to you, to allow you to make informed decisions throughout your case.

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Alternatively, you can call us on 084 4804 4805 if you wish to organise your free prelimary telephone call.