If you are a pharmaceutical professional facing an investigation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), or the police, the MedicAssistanceScheme‘s expert team of lawyers for pharmacists can provide you with the legal services you need.
Such investigations can have a negative impact on your personal life, your career and your business. We will work tirelessly to protect you and to take the burden of the investigation off your shoulders with our sound advice and robust defence.
Interim orders & fitness to practise
There are multiple hearings that you may need to be prepared for when facing a GPhC fitness to practise investigation. Well before the committee reaches a decision there may be an Interim Orders Hearing to decide the extent to which you can continue to practise during the rest of the investigative process.
Our lawyers for pharmacists know how important it is that you can continue to practise during this time, so we will advise you with regards to the hearing, and represent you before the committee to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.
Throughout the Fitness to Practise investigation and hearing, our lawyers for pharmacists will give you legal support of the highest quality. These investigations can be very broad in scope, potentially considering various factors such as your health, criminal convictions and work performance. We will always keep you fully informed and give you the representation that you need.
You can find out more about what such an investigation would entail here.
Consultations & legal support
We want pharmacists to receive the best support they possibly can during any investigation. Right from your first consultation with us, our lawyers for pharmacists will advise you and allow you to make fully informed decisions regarding your defence.
To ensure your peace of mind, your first telephone consultation with us is completely free, with no obligations for the future. If you decide to work with us for the rest of your investigation, we will continue to support and represent you, maintaining your best interests all the time.
We are happy to represent pharmacists whose defence organisation will not defend them. Such a situation may arise when an investigation is considering an individual’s personal life, or if your defence organisation has decided that your prospects of obtaining a successful outcome are too low.
Alternatively, if your defence organisation is supporting you but you wish to instruct one of our lawyers, we have good relationships with many of the defence organisations and we are happy to agree with them that they are responsible for our fees for you. Too much is at stake for you not to work with the solicitor of your choice.