Health & Care Professions Council

Health and community care
Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith

Cartwright King’s dedicated Disciplinary Hearing Solicitors can represent and defend you if you’re a health or care professional facing a Health and Care Professions Council or Social Work England fitness to practice hearing. 

Benefit from specialist legal advice and representation to help protect your career and your professional reputation. Don’t delay, get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King Disciplinary Hearing Solicitor, today. 

How Cartwright King Can Help You with HCPC or SWE Fitness to Practice Hearings

Health and Care Professions Council fitness to practice hearings can threaten your professional development and your career. Such hearings can be intimidating, which is why having the right legal advice and guidance is key to standing up for yourself. Cartwright King’s specialist solicitors can help with:

  • Scrutinising witness statements and other evidence against you presented by the HCPC
  • Preparing written responses to the Investigating Committee
  • Representation at Interim Order Panel Hearings
  • Representing you at fitness to practice hearings before the Conduct and Competence Committee and Health Committee 
  • Advising on appeals to the High Court

Speak to a Specialist Solicitor Now

If you suspect that you are going to be investigated, or you are already under investigation by the HCPC or SWE, get in touch with a specialist Cartwright King 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 on legal fees
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why Choose Cartwright King HCPC or SWE Solicitors?

You want your case to be in the hands of trusted and experienced HCPC 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 HCPC 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.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

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

The HCPC and SWE are regulatory bodies that monitor professionals working in healthcare including, but not limited to:

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

What action can the HCPC or SWE take against me?

The HCPC or SWE has the power to investigate you and take disciplinary action, which can include:

  • A caution 
  • A Condition of Practice Order
  • Suspension Orders
  • Striking Off Orders

How long do I have to respond to an allegation against me?

You have 28 days to respond to an allegation made against you. It’s important that you instruct a Cartwright King solicitor immediately for the right legal advice when preparing your response. 

You’re entitled to be represented at every stage of the process, so benefit from our years of experience of defending healthcare professionals against HCPC fitness to practice allegations.

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