NMC Defence Barristers
We can assist you with case preparation and representation at NMC Fitness to Practise Hearings
The Best Team Behind You
Specialist barristers who understand your case
Keeping You Informed
With regular updates you will be in control of your own case
Fixed fees offered whenever possible
Our barristers can appear in every tribunal and court
Acting In Defence
Defending all levels of nurses and midwives
Have you been referred to the NMC for investigation?
Our NMC Defence Barristers are here to help!
Get in touch with us for professional legal advice and assistance with your disciplinary hearing
Is your reputation and registration at risk?
Get an expert barrister you can trust to fight your corner
Proper representation from the earliest stages can avoid escalation and could prevent you being struck off the nursing and midwifery register. We offer proper consideration of your case and our expert public access barristers can assist and guide you through the process from beginning to end.
Nurses and midwives have one of the most demanding jobs in the UK. Nursing is multifaceted and involves safeguarding the health and wellbeing of members of the public at all times. It is said that less than 0.2 percent of nurses and midwives have allegations made about their fitness to practice. Most of you work within your Code and consistently meet the high standards expected by the public and the NMC. But allegations do get made. If an allegation is made that you have not met the standards set by the NMC they will investigate and where necessary take action to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public.
Proper advice in the early stages can avoid escalation of the matter and could prevent a referral to the NMC or the NMC from finding there is a case to answer
Our specialist barristers can offer advice in the early stages and help you through the process from beginning to end.
They genuinely understand the complexities of working in healthcare and can help.
The role of nurses and midwives, whilst rewarding are also demanding and stressful. They are required to work in a variety of clinical settings and to interact with other professionals and stakeholders. Working in both public and private healthcare brings pressures and with them, the potential for legal complications and allegations. Our specialist nursing defence barristers appreciate the complexities involved. If you have received a notice of referral to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, we can help.
What we do
Get the best team behind you. If you are facing complaints or allegations, you will be aware that you have few options outside of Royal Colleges and your union. At NMC Defence Barristers, we have no such limitations. We are independent and have no allegiance to either them or the NMC. Our defence barristers provide NMC Legal assistance and are at the forefront of legal knowledge and experience in this field. We provide an first class service which specifically tailored to the needs of nurses facing complaints or allegations regarding fitness to practise. From us, you will receive a legal service of the highest quality. You will be kept informed with regular updates and as a result you will be in control of your own case.
News & Blog
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Being fit to practise requires a nurse, midwife or nursing associate to have the skills, knowledge, health and character to do their job safely and effectively.