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HCPC Fitness to Practice Hearings

Cartwright King’s Professional Discipline solicitors are on hand to represent and defend health care professionals facing disciplinary investigations, proceedings and hearings before the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Whether you require legal advice or someone to represent you, we are here to take the worry off your hands. We are a national law firm which means that we can assist you wherever you are.

Free initial telephone consultation

For a no obligation, free initial telephone consultation please call our Professional Discipline team on 0808 168 5550 or email and we will contact you.

What is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)?

The HCPC is a regulatory body that monitors professionals in job that are related to healthcare. Examples of these jobs include:

  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Radiographers

What Can Happen?

As well as carrying out investigations and bringing disciplinary proceedings, the HCPC has a number of sanctions at its disposal that can be imposed including:

  • Cautions
  • Conditions of practice orders
  • Suspension orders
  • Striking off orders

If the HCPC makes a finding against you, this can have serious consequences for your professional practice and may lead to suspension or even permanent striking off which is why it is crucial to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

How Can We Help?

At Cartwright King our Professional Discipline solicitors understand the severity of facing a disciplinary investigation or being summoned to attend a hearing before the HCPC. These circumstances can seriously affect your career and professional development which is why it is essential that you secure the best legal advice and representation during this highly stressful time. Our Solicitors are on hand to explain all the issues in simple non-legal terms, advise you on how to proceed and the likely outcomes of your matter.

We Can Assist With:

  • Considering witness statements and exhibits served by the HCPC
  • Preparation of written responses to the Investigating Committee
  • Representation at Interim Orders Panel Hearings
  • Representing clients at fitness to practice hearings before the Conduct and Competence Committee and Health Committee
  • Advising on appeals to the High Court

How to Get in Contact

To arrange a no obligation, free initial telephone consultation please contact our Professional Discipline team on 0808 168 5550 or email

We can meet you at a location and time to suit you which can be away from our offices. We have offices in BirminghamBedfordBoltonDerbyLeedsLeicesterLondon TempleManchesterMiddlesbroughNorthamptonNottinghamSheffield and Worcester.


For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

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