Dr Brown approached us for advice at very early stages of an internal investigation which was proceeding a disciplinary and an HCPC referral. He sought advice and guidance on how best to navigate both without creating further issues. We mapped a strategy for him to follow in respect of both, with the understanding it would minimise damage. The internal matter was dealt with satisfactorily, and although it took slightly longer than planned, the HCPC closed their case following our intervention.

Fitness to Practise Defence Barrister, Stephen McCaffrey, said:

“This case, once more, demonstrated the value in getting early independent advice. The later in the process a prospective client makes contact the less the chances of a favourable outcome and the higher the financial cost.”

Dr Brown, said:

“Stephen guided me through a rather uncomfortable HCPC investigation process that I was facing.
“It was great to be listened to and have been given such a clear, concise and honest response about the plan ahead and what to expect. Could not have been more accurate about how it all panned out and I felt ready and prepared.
“I can only recommend the service as being essential, so much more committed and far more responsive than the ‘support’ offered by my union. It’s a serious position to have been in and I was so pleased to have made the choice in Stephen, who was beyond amazing.”

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