General Medical Council (GMC)

The General Medical Council (GMC) is the regulatory body responsible for maintaining the professional standards of doctors in the UK. The GMC has the power to investigate and bring fitness to practise proceedings against doctors who have been accused of misconduct, incompetence or serious professional failings. It is vital that doctors and other healthcare professionals understand their legal obligations and seek expert legal advice when necessary.


We provide legal representation and advice to doctors who are facing GMC proceedings. Our experienced team of solicitors has a comprehensive understanding of the GMC’s investigation and disciplinary procedures, as well as the legal and regulatory frameworks that underpin them. We are committed to protecting the interests of our clients and to providing them with the best possible legal representation and support.

If you have been notified by the GMC that you are the subject of an investigation, it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our team can help you to understand the nature of the allegations against you, to provide an appropriate response to the GMC, and to prepare your defence if the case progresses.

In some cases, a GMC investigation may lead to a hearing before a fitness to practice panel. This can be an extremely stressful and personally challenging process, and it is essential that you have expert legal representation at all stages of the proceedings. Our team will prepare your case including gathering and presenting evidence in support of your defence, and represent you at the hearing.

The consequences of a fitness to practise hearing can be severe. If the panel finds that your fitness to practice is impaired, they may impose sanctions ranging from a warning or a reprimand to suspension, and in some serious cases a decision is made to strike off from the medical register. Our team can help you to understand the potential consequences of a hearing and to prepare an effective defence that minimises the risk of sanctions being imposed.

We can also advise you on the appeals process if you are unhappy with the outcome of the hearing. This can include appealing to the High Court if there has been a procedural error or if the decision was unreasonable.

In addition to representing doctors facing GMC investigations or hearings, we can also provide advice and guidance on a wide range of other issues related to medical practice. For example, we can help you to understand your obligations under the GMC’s ethical guidance, to manage conflicts of interest, and to ensure that you are compliant with relevant regulations and legislation.

Ultimately, the GMC’s role is to protect patients and to maintain public confidence in the medical profession. Our role, as your legal representatives, is to protect your interests and to ensure that you are treated fairly and with respect throughout any proceedings. With our expertise and experience in GMC litigation, we can provide you with the support and guidance you need to navigate this complex area of law.

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