General Chiropractic Council

General Chiropractic Council
Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

If you’re a chiropractor, and your fitness to practice is under scrutiny, benefit from Cartwright King’s experience of dealing with cases defending chiropractors facing investigation by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). For efficient, effective legal advice, our Professional Discipline Lawyers can help.

Don’t delay, get in touch with Cartwright King for immediate advice from a specialist Professional Discipline Solicitor.

How Cartwright King’s GCC Solicitors Can Help

If the GCC is investigating you, getting the right legal advice, fast, is crucial to your case. Right from the outset, Cartwright King gets to work scrutinising the evidence against you, in detail, and monitors the GCC’s investigation to ensure that you’re treated fairly and your best interests are protected. 

Here’s what our specialist GCC lawyers can do for you:

  • Offer legal assistance on any initial complaints made against you
  • Represent you at GCC Professional Conduct Committee meetings or GCC Health Committee hearings
  • Prepare an appeal to challenge a GCC decision 

Speak to a Specialist Solicitor Now

If you suspect that you are going to be investigated, or you are already under investigation by the GCC, get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King General Chiropractic Council Solicitor immediately.

There is no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist solicitors to get the right advice, ensuring that you are on the front foot when facing an investigation. 

For immediate action, call us or email us for an initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Advise you legal fees
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why Choose Cartwright King GCC Solicitors?

You want your case to be in the hands of trusted and experienced GCC solicitors. Cartwright King’s specialist lawyers offer you a balance of legal know-how and personal service to ensure that you’re empowered to protect your interests when under close scrutiny.

We listen, we understand and we care about what happens to you. That’s why we offer sound, reliable legal advice to ensure that you understand your rights when you’re under investigation. 

Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. We know that GCC investigations can be damaging personally and financially. That’s why we will do everything we can to clear you of wrongdoing or minimise any action against you.

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated fairly and with respect throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.  

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on.

Legal Fees

Legal fees will be charged in accordance with the work required for your case. Costs will be agreed with you before any work starts and you will be given clear information detailing the cost commitment.

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Frequently asked questions.

What does a GCC investigation involve?

If you’re investigated by the GCC, you will first receive a copy of the complaint(s) made against you. You have 28 days to respond to the complaint(s) made against you. Following your response, a GCC Investigation Committee will meet to determine if there’s any merit for opening an investigation against you.

If the GCC decides that there is grounds for an investigation, your case will be referred to either a Health Committee or a Professional Conduct Committee. 

If a complaint is made against you concerning criminal activity, you could be subject to a criminal investigation. Cartwright King can advise and assist you in dealing with GCC matters and criminal cases against you.

What happens if a GCC investigation finds me guilty of misconduct?

If a GCC investigation finds you guilty of misconduct, the nature and severity of the misconduct will have a bearing on what happens next. Professionally, you could be struck off, suspended or heavily fined. If you’re found guilty of a criminal charge, you could face a prison sentence.

Can I still work while under investigation?

In some circumstances, you can still work while under investigation by the GCC. However, at any stage of the investigation, the GCC can decide to refer you for an interim suspension hearing held by the Investigating Committee.

The Committee will consider whether a complaint made against you warrants a suspension if there’s immediate concern for the protection of the public. If you’re referred for an interim suspension hearing, you will be given 10 days’ notice of the hearing and whether you have the right to attend with legal representation.

If you’re notified that you can attend with a legal representative present, get in touch with Cartwright King straight away so that we can help you prepare and get the best possible outcome.

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