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Our NMC lawyers are committed to providing nurses and midwives with sound legal advice and robust representation. We aim to give nurses and midwives as much security and peace of mind as possible during an NMC investigation.

NMC Investigations

A variety of allegations can be brought against registered nurses and midwives that can lead to NMC investigations that may lead to an appearance before the NMC fitness to practise committee. Issues can relate to misconduct, criminal convictions, competency, english language ability and health issues. Whatever situation you find yourself in, our lawyers will talk to you, answer any questions that you might have, and work with you through the next steps.

There are several stages in an NMC investigation, and the MedicAssistanceScheme can provide the support you need for each stage. For example, we will represent you at an Interim Orders Hearing and at a review hearing if necessary, to ensure that you are fairly treated and have the best chance of being able to continue to practise whilst the investigation is ongoing.

We have a proven track record for writing compelling written representations to the NMC’s Case Examiners, often avoiding a referral to the NMC’s Fitness to Practise Committee.

Where a nurse or midwife is referred to the committee, we provide robust, yet sensitive representation, working with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Along with providing advice and representation for investigations, our lawyers also assist in NMC registration applications. Applying for inclusion on the NMC register can be a tricky process, particularly for applicants from outside the UK, and we’re here to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

“I cannot recommend Marie Dancer and her colleagues highly enough. Marie and her team guided, supported and represented me over a very long period of time with dealings with the NMC. Her knowledge and professionalism are excellent and throughout the time nothing was ever too much trouble.”

Criminal Investigations

Our team is made of up of highly skilled lawyers with expertise in different areas. As such, we have experience of defending nurses and midwives facing criminal investigations, as well as those under investigation by the NMC. We are qualified and experienced in representing nurses and midwives facing a police interview under caution, or even representing you in court if things progress that far.

Working With Us

Your first consultation with us over the phone is completely free, with no strings attached. This is to allow you to contact us without any extra concerns, providing you with expert advice and the ability to make the right decision for yourself.

Further into the process, we normally charge a fixed fee for nurses and midwives, which we agree with you in advance. We are always completely transparent about our fees, and we will answer any questions you may have about your case.

“There are two key qualities that set the firm apart – their attention to detail and client care. In my opinion, the level of attention applied to every case is commendable. They approach their clients with sensitivity and dedication. The clients that I have represented have commented on how supported they have felt and how they appreciate the approachability and availability of their solicitor…Clients receive effective, pragmatic representation. I have found the firm to be a pleasure to work with.” – Ini Udom, Barrister

Next steps

Our dedicated NMC regulatory body pages have more information about different aspects of NMC investigations, but if you have specific concerns we encourage you to contact us and speak to us in person, where we will be able to help you more directly.

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