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Professional Discipline and Regulation

Regulatory advice on investigations and prosecutions

Our experienced and well-known healthcare regulatory and professional discipline team represents healthcare practitioners facing all forms of investigations. We advise practitioners in respect of both clinical and conduct issues under investigation by their regulator, disciplinary investigations and other investigations including invited reviews. We act for doctors, dentists, optical professionals, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, chiropractors and paramedics, among others.

We advise, support and represent healthcare practitioners at all stages of fitness to practise investigations from formulating an initial response to representing a practitioner before the panels of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, General Dental Council, General Optical Council, General Chiropractic Council, Nursing & Midwifery Council and Health & Care Professions Council. We have significant experience in representing doctors in NHS Trust disciplinary investigations (MHPS) including those which progress to conduct/capability hearings. We also represent doctors and other professionals in criminal investigations from police station interview to Crown Court trial.

Our lawyers are instructed in a broad range of complex and high profile investigations involving healthcare providers and organisations including NHS Trusts, care homes, specialist mental health units and private healthcare providers. We are experienced in advising organisations facing CQC enforcement action as well as representing registered providers and registered managers who are the subject of prosecution by the CQC.

Our Professional Discipline and Regulation team

Mark Attard
Mark Attard

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Jason Bleasdale
Jason Bleasdale

Partner

Joanna Bower
Joanna Bower

Partner

Gemma Brannigan
Gemma Brannigan

Partner

Erin Carlson
Erin Carlson

Senior Associate

Chris Chetty
Chris Chetty

Senior Associate

Wim Cilliers
Wim Cilliers

Partner

Reece Corbett-Wilkins
Reece Corbett-Wilkins

Special Counsel

Raizel Davidow
Raizel Davidow

Consultant

Padideh Dolatshahi
Padideh Dolatshahi

Senior Associate

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