Pearl Lemon Legal’s healthcare lawyer team provides expert legal counsel and representation for UK-based medical practitioners. In the event that a disciplinary investigation by a regulator like the GMC or NMC is necessary, our knowledgeable, interdisciplinary team can assist you. If necessary, they can also provide assistance in criminal matters.
Whatever legal services you need, we’ll do everything in our ability to make sure you receive the best legal counsel and legal advocacy possible at every turn, along with the sympathetic, calming support needed at what can be an exceedingly stressful time for everyone involved.
We will fight hard to defend your case while taking care to avoid endangering your standing before the GMC because we fully understand the implications for you as a doctor, both professionally and personally, should you receive a caution or conviction.
Our specialised multi-disciplinary team, which includes criminal defence attorneys and healthcare lawyers, can be advantageous to you. This enables us to offer doctors who are the subject of criminal investigations by the police or the NHS Counter Fraud Team appropriate legal representation when it becomes required. If an investigation goes that far, our team has expertise defending doctors in cautioned police station interviews as well as in front of the Magistrates or Crown Court in any criminal proceedings.
For an initial consultation, our GMC lawyers are happy to speak with any doctor, allowing you to ask a question in confidence and without being obligated. You’ll discover that we are upfront about our fees right away. In order to avoid uncertainty at any point, we can typically offer doctors set prices that are tailored to their situation. The majority of our clients obtain private funding either because they are not defence organisation members or because their defence organisation has declined to represent them.
To avoid having to rely on a panel solicitor, if your defence organisation is paying your expenses, we are willing to accept payment from them and can make the necessary arrangements.
When a doctor is seeking a second opinion, is being represented by a defence organisation, and wants additional advice about their disciplinary hearing or fitness to practise investigation from an independent specialist, we are also happy to conduct a consultation.
For nurses and midwives who are subject to NMC fitness to practise investigations, interim orders, disciplinary proceedings, or employer investigations, our NMC lawyers offer specialised legal counsel. We have experience in defending;
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Our NMC legal team puts out great effort to ensure that a nurse or midwife’s PIN number is zealously protected. Every client is important to us, and we work hard to give them the best results we can. In NMC hearings and investigations, we have a track record of effectively representing nurses and midwives in a wide range of circumstances.
We comprehend the pressure you may have been put under as a consequence of an investigation, particularly if a complaint of fitness to practise is made. When engaging with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) or related investigations and disputes, our specialised defence lawyers have experience representing chiropractors throughout England and Wales.
A chiropractor’s fitness to practice may be questioned as the result of complaints made by members of the public, patients, fellow chiropractors, or the police. This could be as a result of unethical professional behaviour, professional incompetence, negative health issues, prosecutions or cautions, or by being included on the Disclosure and Barring Service’s barred list (DBS).
If you are not a member of a defence organisation or if your defence organisation has declined to defend you, we can offer you specialised legal healthcare lawyer representation. Using our experience as a guide, we craft strong defences against claims that are denied and, when required, present persuasive mitigation. We work directly with you to achieve the best result.
Dentists, dental technicians, and other dental care professionals have been represented by Pearl Lemon Legal’s healthcare lawyers in GDC fitness to practice investigations and hearings with a high rate of success. From student dentists to dentists who run sizable practices, our healthcare lawyers have represented a range of dental professionals in both the NHS and the private sector.
The General Dental Council looks at a range of complaints about dentists’ fitness to practise brought forth by clients, employers, law enforcement, and other experts. The Dental Complaints Service, which is financed by the GDC and receives initial complaints regarding private dental care, is another source for complaints. Whatever legal difficulties you are facing, contacting a Pearl Lemon legal healthcare lawyer is an important first step to overcoming them.
The General Optical Council can receive complaints concerning opticians from members of the public, business owners, other opticians, the police, and other statutory organisations . To ascertain whether the optician’s fitness to practise is compromised, the GOC is required to look into these allegations. In some cases, these investigations may also consider the personal life of the optician.
Our defence lawyers can offer knowledgeable assistance if you’re the target of a GOC investigation, especially if you don’t belong to a defence union or if your union has declined to do so.
We provide sound legal advice to guide you through the process since we are aware of the potential effects an inquiry can have on your life and career. When the accusations are refuted, we’ll put up strong defences and, when necessary, show significant mitigation to ensure the best conclusion for you.
Our Pharmacy Solicitors can help you with the “something to declare form” if you have received a criminal conviction or caution from the GPhC or any of the other pharmaceutical bodies (or have any other fitness to practise issue to declare). This will guarantee that you give the GPhC the necessary details so that you can completely and honestly explain your circumstances.
We are aware that the pharmacy industry is distinct from other sectors. We also comprehend the distinctions between a pharmacy and other types of businesses. We are able to offer pharmacy professionals specialised guidance because of our extensive expertise and understanding in the pharmaceutical industry.
Our pharmacy lawyers and healthcare specialists have experience defending pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at both community and hospital pharmacies.
A growing percentage of pharmaceutical professionals find themselves without assistance or representation during an inquiry because they are not members of a defence organisation. Some pharmacists contact us for assistance simply because their defence organisation is not providing them with the degree of specialised legal counsel and representation they need.
Our healthcare solicitors either receive instructions from people who are paying for their defence privately or through an insurance policy. We can offer a flexible solution to meet the demands of your particular situation.
For pharmacists who are subject to a pharmaceutical inquiry, our healthcare lawyers have a track record of achieving outstanding results. In order to obtain the best result possible, we will work with you to determine the best strategy for your case after listening to your concerns. We will always give you straightforward, actionable guidance, so you can make decisions about your pharmaceutical inquiry case fully informed.
A university investigation of a student’s fitness to practise may result from a number of suspected offences. Investigations may be conducted on students who have not participated in their classes sufficiently, who are suspected of lying, or who have been charged with or convicted of a crime. Even personal actions taken by medical students, such as abusing alcohol or drugs, can affect their ability to practise. Due to the scrutiny and expectations placed on the registered professions for which they hope to qualify, academic institutions hold their medical students to a high standard of conduct.
In student fitness to practise investigatory meetings, legal representation is typically not permitted, however getting advice beforehand can be very helpful. Student Services, or a comparable body, ought to provide the assistance we recommend using, but this can often be found lacking.
Engaging with the investigators is still a good idea throughout the entire process. You can be sure that you’re doing it in the most advantageous way by seeking professional legal guidance from our healthcare lawyer team.
Pearl Lemon Legal’s healthcare lawyer team prides itself in its commitment to providing the best possible legal advice and representation to a wide range of medical professionals, and treating their case with the utmost professionalism. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today.
For a free, no-obligation conversation about how we might be able to help with your current legal issues, please contact us today.