Medical Disciplinary Hearings

The medical profession is strictly regulated by official regulatory bodies that have the ability to investigate individuals or businesses that may breach legislation or regulations.

At Emery Johnson Astills our team of professional defence solicitors act for doctors, nurses & midwives, dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not members of a Defence Union, or in some cases where the matter is not covered by a Union.  Our team can advise and defend those that may be under investigation or at risk of being prosecuted.

Why act now?

In cases where you may find yourself appearing before your regulator for any range of fitness to practice related issues, we appreciate that this can put your livelihood and professional reputation at stake. This can be a very stressful time for you and those around you and its important that you act fast to mitigate the potential risks associated with your case.

With our experience and expertise in this specialist field, we can assist you in preparing your case, gathering the necessary evidence, ensuring that the regulator complies with any disclosure issues, and preparing you for the hearing.  We provide representation at the hearing itself, as well as at any Initial Case Management Hearings.

Each case is unique and we provide a bespoke service for all of our clients. We’re based in Leicestershire, with offices in Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville, but we can provide representation wherever your tribunal may take place in the UK.

Our professional defence solicitors are experienced litigators and advocates who will be able to identify evidential and disclosure issues in your case and prepare your matter for the hearing. Contact us today.

Professions that our team supports


We can represent doctors who have been referred by the General Medical Council (GMC) to a disciplinary hearing before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), for fitness to practice issues.

Nurses and Midwives

Like doctors, nurses and midwives accused of misconduct either related to performance, criminal convictions or findings by an alternative regulator, can find themselves the subject of disciplinary proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


We provide representation for dentists who face hearings before the General Dental Council (GDC), at both full hearings before the Professional Conduct Committee, the Professional Performance Committee and the Health Committee, as well as before the Interim Orders Committee, who may impose restrictions on practice prior to a full hearing.

Other Healthcare Professionals

We are also able to provide representation to physiotherapists, radiographers, chiropodists, paramedics, social workers and more, who find themselves facing disciplinary hearings before a panel of the Health & Care Professions Committee.


We are unfortunately unable to provide representation for these matters through legal aid, but we can offer fixed fees and payments in instalments where appropriate to assist you with covering the cost of your representation.

Contact us for an initial consultation.