Fitness to Practise
As a qualified member of a regulated profession, or a student studying towards becoming a regulated professional, Match Solicitors understands the burden on you to make correct, sound and accurate decisions and to ensure that you comply with your professional obligations, be it with the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), National College of Teachers and Leadership (NCTL), or any of the other regulatory bodies. We also understand that, sometimes, one’s career does not pan out as intended and that individuals, often through no fault of their own, can find themselves before their regulatory bodies Fitness to Practise Panels.
The fitness to practise panel is a specialised panel that is able to assess your actions and test those actions against the ethical rules and principles of the profession. If you fall below the standard expected, then the fitness to practise panel has the power, in a worst case scenario, to completely exclude you from ever practising your chosen profession in England and Wales or impose a number of other penalties upon you. It is therefore, imperative that in defending a case before a Fitness to Practise Panel, you seek specialist advice on the appropriate strategy to defend yourself.
It is therefore very important for you to put your best case to any panel that might be considering your ability to practise.
We have assisted a large number of students and professionals in successfully defending fitness to practise allegations. We have also assisted students in reducing the sanctions imposed on them.
If you have been informed by your university that you must appear before a fitness to practice panel, or a suitability panel, then contact us immediately to gain immediate access to one of the most specialised teams in the country, in this area.
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