HCPC Defence Barristers is open for business and uniquely setup to continue to support clients.
Although fitness to practise hearings have been cancelled or postponed, healthcare regulators will continue to investigate and act on concerns raised.
We explained our position in or Covid-19 statement and, to support healthcare workers and professionals, we have setup a Covid-19 fitness to practise resource. We are also offering free regulatory advice for NHS staff during this extraordinary time.
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Welcome to HCPC Defence Barristers
HCPC defence barristers are a team of barristers with specialist knowledge and experience in health and social care law. If you are a heath, psychological or social care professional who has had a complaint made against you or a concern raised about your fitness to practice then HCPC defence barristers can help.
Our experienced barristers can help you through the process. We can help every step of the way from advising you how to present your initial response to preparation of your case and representation at hearings. Some of our barristers have experience of working in healthcare and understand the environment in which you work and the daily pressures you face.
HCPC Defence Barristers Case Studies
HCPC Defence Barristers were successful in persuading the HCPC investigating committee that our client had no case to answer.
LinkedIn Twitter Kings View Chambers secures a finding of no case to answer for radiographer. Client had a recent conviction for assault. We advised and made representations about the circumstances of the conviction and that given the practitioner’s remorse and...
LinkedIn Twitter HCPC Defence Barristers represented a radiographer who faced 6 allegations relating to lack of competence and misconduct.At the close of the HCPC we made submissions of no case to answer. The Panel concluded that:“Given the evidence which the HCPC has...
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About HCPC Defence Barristers
Professionals working in the areas of health and social care have very demanding jobs and frequently have to navigate HCPC legal issues. There are challenges and complexities involved in working within both private and public healthcare systems and at HCPC Legal our defence barristers appreciate those issues extremely well. If you have received a notice that you have been referred to the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) our legal experts can help.
What we do
Health and Care professionals who face loss of their registration also face the loss of their livelihood and the negative impacts that that lead from that. It is essential that if you are facing such issues that you seek out the right professionas to fight your case. At HCPC Defence Barristers, we understand the legal issues our clients face. Our range of services are very extensive and cover all aspects of HCPC legal issues.
Public Access HCPC Defence Barristers
Our HCPC defence barristers can work directly with you on your case. We are highly professional and experienced specialist HCPC barristers who can work with you from start to finish helping to prepare you case and also represent you at hearings before your regulatory body. We are meticulous in our preparation and offer excellent client care. Under the Public Access scheme members of the public can approach a barrister directly without having to go through a solicitor or other party. Whilst the barrister’s role has remains the same, the public can instruct a barrister through the Public Access Scheme. The main advantage being that it could save you money as you just pay for a barrister instead of having to pay for a barrister and a solicitor.
Evidence of a registrant’s behaviour and attitude during and after an incident and during fitness to practise proceedings is vitally important.
The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) has published it annual fitness to practise report indicating a 5% increase in fitness to practise complaints.
Cautions must be declared to healthcare regulatory bodies such as the HCPC. There is often uncertainty over cautions, what they are and whether they should be declared.