Health and Care Professionals

Our specialist lawyers represent social worker’s, biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, dieticians, chiropodists, physiotherapists, arts therapists, speech and language therapists, paramedics, occupational therapists and radiographers who are under investigation by the HCPC.  

We care as much about your registration as you do so we work hard to provide a personalised service which offers you guidance and support at this difficult time. Whether you face an allegation of misconduct (particularly one concerning dishonesty), that you lack competence or have an adverse health condition, our team can assist you with:

  • Providing clear and impartial advice in respect of the HCPC’s allegations and the evidence it has in support of its case
  • Advising you as to the various stages in the HCPC Fitness to Practise proceedings, including:
  • Interim Order Applications
  • Case Management Hearings
  • Substantive Hearings
  • Fact-Finding (the burden and standard of proof)
  • Misconduct
  • Impairment (insight and remediation)
  • Sanctions
  • Substantive Order Reviews
  • Restoration
  • Appeals
  • Claims for Judicial Review

We also help by:

  • Carrying out all relevant legal research
  • Drafting written representations on your behalf and corresponding with the HCPC and other parties where necessary
  • Collating evidence in support of your defence
  • Attending all hearings at the HCPC (and any Case Management Hearings conducted on the telephone)
  • Following the conclusion of your case, advise you as to the merits of any appeal
  • Represent you in respect of any connected criminal investigation

If you are under investigation, contact our helpful administrative team here to speak with one of our specialists lawyers.

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