Working with specialist GMC lawyers can make a fitness to practise investigation much less daunting for a doctor. Although these cases have the potential to be very stressful, you can see legal advice and representation to guide you through the process, including defence before the GMC.
Our GMC lawyers at the Medic Assistance Scheme can provide legal representation for any doctor practising in the UK, whether you’re an F1 or a consultant with decades of experience, whether you work for the NHS, or in a private practice.
Our expert team will be on hand whenever you need us, offering advice, preparing a defence if you are denying allegations, or offering the Panel mitigation on your behalf where necessary.
fitness to practise investigation has on your career and your livelihood, so we will endeavour to help you to remain practising medicine during the investigation, by defending you against the GMC in an Interim Orders Tribunal before the MPTS.
No matter what stage of the process you are in, our goal is to provide you with peace of mind so that your life doesn’t have to stop whilst the investigation is ongoing. We will keep you fully informed, answering any questions or concerns that you may have, handling all the legal work for you.
The MedicAssistanceScheme is also able to help doctors facing a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings. Our multi-talented team is qualified to represent doctors in a criminal court, or during police interviews under caution, as well as before the GMC.
If you are the subject of a criminal investigation, we will also work hard to protect your position before the GMC, given the issues that you will be facing both professionally and personally. We will continually support and guide you at every stage of the process.
Advice and Representation
We will always be completely open about the services that we offer and how much they cost. The first telephone consultation with us is completely free, so you can speak to us without any strings attached. Beyond this point, we can often operate under fixed fees, so that there is no confusion on your part about your legal fees.
Although most of our clients are privately funded, we are happy to be paid by a defence organisation, if they are content to pay your legal fees but you would like the MedicAssistanceScheme to provide your solicitor. It is important that you have your choice of solicitor when so much is at stake.
Alternatively, if you are seeking a second opinion from an independent specialist, we offer consultations where we can give you further guidance and advice. Just get in touch with us, and we will talk through how we can help you.
For more information about GMC investigations, visit our dedicated regulatory body page. If you would like to speak to us about any issues relating to a GMC investigation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.