Red Lion Chambers are fully conversant with the complexities in healthcare regulation and boast an impressive portfolio of cases. There are numerous regulations that govern healthcare professionals and organisations, meaning our members will invariably take on technically complex and sensitive cases.
Our members are regularly instructed to act in proceedings with healthcare trade unions, local authorities and the Care Quality Commission.
Members will often act as Legal Assessors to medical disciplinary tribunals. These tribunals typically involve the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, and the General Optical Council.
Our members are highly familiar with professional conduct cases and regularly act and advise in cases relating to career professionals, care homes, charities, care organisations, and industry regulators.
We understand the challenges that professionals and regulators in the healthcare sector face. Members are also aware that allegations of malpractice can have a detrimental impact upon the reputation of government bodies and regulators, as well as upon the reputation of the individual and their employer under investigation.
With our long-standing experience in healthcare regulation, members are adept at handling the sensitivity of such cases.
Medical Disciplinary Tribunals
Our advocacy expertise has proven invaluable in the conduct of disciplinary tribunals, particularly those involving medical and/or sexual assault evidence. Due to our criminal law expertise, we have vast experience in cases involving vulnerable witnesses, thus allowing us to better prepare and guide them through each stage of the case.
Highly skilled in this area, our members are often called upon to provide specialist training to the judiciary and other legal professionals.
Our medical disciplinary skills include:
- Consideration of detailed medical records and procedures, and the handling of professional expert witnesses.
- Consideration of sensitive and challenging personal evidence – particularly in matters of inappropriate/sexual misconduct – and the consequent handling of vulnerable or traumatised witnesses.
For More Information or To Instruct Us
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To discuss your options in more detail and for more information regarding our transparent fee structure, please contact our clerking team, led by Chambers Director, Mark Bennett.
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