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General Medical Council

General Chiropractic Council

Fitness to Practice

At Cartwright King our GMC solicitors are on hand to represent you at General Medical Council (GMC) fitness to practice hearings. Our team can advise you in relation to investigations and we provide a free initial consultation to assess your situation. Fitness to practice hearings can have a very serious impact on your career and future earnings, so it is vital that you take legal advice at the earliest convenience.

If you are facing a GMC investigation or hearing then please contact us.

What we can help with

At Cartwright King we understand how stressful these proceedings are and recognise that you will want your case dealt with as a matter of urgency. Our professional discipline team are here to help and will explain everything to you. We have the expertise and experience to assist you in a variety of allegations including:

  • Surgical errors and serious clinical negligence
  • Prescribing and diagnostic errors
  • Poor treatment management
  • Drug and alcohol dependency
  • Misconduct involving colleagues, patients or clinical practice finances
  • Criminal convictions or allegations
  • All errors, breaches and misconduct

How we can help

Our professional discipline team have experience of defending doctors in all stages in GMC proceedings before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) which include:

  • Initial referral and investigation advice
  • Rule 7 letter responses
  • Warnings and undertakings advice
  • Fitness to Practise representation
  • MPTS Interim Orders Panel hearing representation .

Why Choose Cartwright King

We have a dedicated team of professional discipline lawyers who will guide you every step of the way. Any response to correspondence you receive should be well thought out and planned. We will explain your options to you and advise you as to the likely outcome of the matter.

We are known for fighting for our clients and for achieving the best results possible. We will deal with your case from start to finish offering you reassurance every step of the way.

We are one of the largest defence law firms in the country and can advise you at any stage. Our team are also highly ranked in the legal directories and are known for their exceptional client care.

Legal Fees

Fees are available on request as they will depend on the complexity of the matter. We offer a no obligation, free initial consultation service to see if we can assist you.

We're here for you.

What our clients are saying about us

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    Chet Desai is amazing. Great support and advice. He even attended a meeting with me at very last minute. Highly recommend
    Meera Pala, (November 2023)
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    Sherena Lawrence has provided excellent support throughout my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain. At every step of the process, she explained in detail what needed to be done. Sherena ... Read more Great help with the ILR application
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    Honestly, amazing experience with our lawyer Sherena Lawrence. Very professional, knows her stuff, kept us updated instantly, kept us feeling prioritised. We had a positive outcome of our case and ... Read more Absolutely amazing
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    Was in need of a criminal defence solicitor recently , I contacted Cartwright King via there website and received a call from James within hours , visited the office the ... Read more Fantastic, friendly service
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    Leanne was a pleasure to deal with despite the nature of my case. Leanne and her team were amazing both in court and out of court. Communication between Leanne and ... Read more Professional but Human!
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    Having done my research and reading reviews I decided on Cartwright King. I am so glad I did. The best decision I made. Communication with James started straight away he ... Read more Best choice
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    Abbie gave clear and honest advice on my case and helped lift some of the burden. A most pleasant and caring solicitor.
    Richard, Review Solicitors (September 2023)