It is the goal of the MedicAssistanceScheme’s expert lawyers for chiropractors to get you the best possible outcome from a GCC fitness to practise investigation, and minimise the stress that such a situation can cause.
Regardless of the stage of investigation you find yourself in, our solicitors will provide you with sound advice and a robust defence before the General Chiropractic Council, or in any associated disputes and investigations.
In the event that you are the subject of a fitness to practise investigation, GCC’s investigating committee will consider the claims that have been brought against you by a member of the public, a patient, or the police. They will look at those allegations or complaints in light of several factors that could include your health, criminal convictions, or work performance.
The MedicAssistanceScheme will be dedicated and thorough in our defence during the GCC’s investigation. We will advise you at every stage of the proceedings, from an initial, free consultation with one of our solicitors, to our continuing support throughout the process. If you wish to deny the claims made against you, we will prepare a strong defence and represent you before the GCC’s committee.
We will also endeavour to ensure that you get the best outcome possible from any interim orders hearing, and that your career is not unfairly damaged during the GCC’s investigation.
Expert Legal Representation
If you are not a member of a defence organisation, or if a defence organisation has refused to represent you (which they may do if the case involves your personal life, for example), our chiropractic lawyers can help.
We can also help you if you find yourself facing criminal proceedings, which may or may not relate to your professional life. If you are in this situation, it is imperative that you seek legal advice as soon as possible, to ensure that you are properly equipped to deal with the allegations that are brought against you.
Our lawyers are able to represent you in the police station, the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court, and we will always bear in mind the impact that the proceedings could have on you both personally and professionally.
If you are currently undergoing an investigation by the GCC or the police, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. You can contact us today for a free initial consultation in which we will advise you how best to proceed.
If you decide to continue with us, our fees are completely transparent – we don’t want to add extra pressures at what is already a very stressful time.
If you want more information on GCC investigations, our regulatory bodies area goes into detail about the different aspects of the organisation you need to be aware of.