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Professional Regulation & Discipline

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At Hay & Kilner, our team of specialist lawyers has expertise in regulatory and professional conduct work.

We provide specialist advice and representation to clients in various sectors and assist with investigations and disciplinary hearings before a range of regulators including;

  • The General Medical Council (GMC)
  • The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
  • General Dental Council (GDC)
  • General Optical Council (GOC)
  • General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority (SRA)
  • Accountancy & Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accounting (CIPFA)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Our lawyers advise clients at all stages of proceedings, including initial referral and investigation, interim orders and interim measures hearings, fitness to practice and professional conduct hearings and sanction reviews.

We also provide specialist advice and representation to clients seeking to appeal against decisions of professional disciplinary bodies and regulatory tribunals. We are able to advise on prospects of success and are experienced in analysing cases for appeal purposes. Appeals against fitness to practice decisions are governed by strict time limits. If you wish to obtain legal advice regarding your appeal you should do so without delay.

If you are under investigation by your regulator, have been called to a hearing or wish to appeal a decision, we can offer advice on the appropriate course of action. Call us on 0191 232 8345 or complete our online enquiry form.

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