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Welcome To NMC Defence Barristers

> To provide nurses and midwives with high quality specialist advice
> To ensure we deliver value for money in the services we provide
> To deliver excellent client care


We are not the NMC but public access defence barristers representing nurses & midwives in NMC hearings.

If you are a nurse or midwife who have had a complaint made against you, allegations made about your ability to practice or have been referred to the NMC, our NMC defence barristers can provide legal advice and represent you before disciplinary hearings.

NMC Defence Barristers

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

Cost Effective

Fixed fees offered whenever possible

No Limitations

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.

Nurse Defence Barristers

About us

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.

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Nurse Barristers

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.

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Public Access NMC Barristers

Public Access

You may be eligible for legal assistance from our NMC defence barristers under the Public Access Scheme. We can provide specialist barristers to work on your case from preparation stages at the outset right through to representation at NMC hearings. Our nursing legal team provide thorough case preparation and first-rate client care. We keep you informed at each stage of the legal process and we are fearless advocates and fight hard on our clients behalf.

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    I thoroughly recommend Catherine Stock to any nurse facing any regulatory issue. Catherine provides a titanium tower of strength through the most difficult of times. Please do not hesitate to call her. I was so relieved when I asked for a ‘second opinion’ on my case. The feeling of being entirely alone left me in an instant and for the first time in months Catherine gave me hope.

Catherine could have said it was ‘too late’, however, she did not. Catherine stepped in and provided more support and invaluable legal advice over and above the call of duty. Catherine is dedicated to nurses and this shines through when you speak to her. She has a great attention to detail and never loses the ‘human’ aspect of matters.


    I used Kings View Chambers for my case, which in my thinking was very very difficult. I consulted Barrister Ms Catherine Stock who was very open to me and did not promise me anything, but encouraged me to think positive, which I listened to and did. Ms Stock helped me with all the questions I had. My case went before the tribunal and we won the case, I could not believe it, it took some days to sink in. Kings View Chambers are professional in all that they do, you are always informed and you don’t have to ask for information because they are a professional team. I would like to thank their administrators as well for a job well done, they do a wonderful job in keeping you updated with the progress of your case. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to use their service they are brilliant and well-focused on the task at hand. Thank you Kings View Chambers you are the best.


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