With advice and representation from Kings View Chambers, we have secured a no case to answer for our client, who was facing allegations before the HCPC.

In this case, our client was facing allegations regarding impaired fitness to practise before the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) Investigating Committee.  However, with the support and representation of Kings View Chambers, the investigating committee found no case to answer because, in essence, the HCPC had no evidence.

Speaking at the conclusion of the case, fitness to practise defence barrister, Catherine Stock said:

“This case highlights the fundamental principle that the regulator brings the case against the registrant, and they must prove it. The regulator regularly pushes registrants to provide responses in the early stages at a point where they have no evidence, and can then often use the registrant’s response against them later. Registrants can find themselves in a difficult position as they are also under a duty / obligation to engage with investigations. It is imperative for registrants to obtain proper legal advice from experts in this area early and as soon as a referral is made and received.”

Speaking after their hearing, our client said:

“This was an incredibly stressful situation to deal with, and Catherine was incredibly helpful and containing. I trusted her judgement and followed her advice, which resulted in a successful outcome. Highly recommended!”

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