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
Kings View Chambers represented a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist in a case about a breach of professional boundaries and associated dishonesty.
Kings View Chambers represented a paramedic facing Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) fitness to practise proceedings.
Kings View Chambers has helped a psychologist register with the HCPC despite having a police caution for perverting the course of justice.
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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.
On 1 July 2021 HCPC increased the threshold level of qualification to degree level for Operating Department Practitioners (ODP).
When you receive correspondence from your regulatory body the temptation can often be to panic which can lead to rash actions and decisions.
A brief overview of the Health and Care Professions Council’s fitness to practise investigation process and your opportunities to respond.