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At George Davies Solicitors LLP we have a long established reputation for advising doctors, dentists, pharmacists and healthcare professionals on commercial and personal legal matters.

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Our specialist Healthcare Regulatory Team, led by former GMC in-house solicitor Andrea James, can advise healthcare professionals, particularly doctors, in relation to all areas of professional regulation and discipline. We appreciate the profound consequences, both professional and personal, of being subject to investigation by your regulatory body and will fight hard on your behalf whilst also providing pragmatic, sensitive advice to carefully guide you through each stage of the process. 

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Free 24 hour helpline

We understand that sometimes it is difficult to seek our advice when you are at work or, if you arrive home to a letter from your regulatory body, you may require urgent advice outside of business hours. We have therefore established a 24 hour free-phone helpline so you can receive advice around the clock. Our helpline is manned by qualified solicitors. Please telephone 0800 035 9890.

Areas of expertise 

The table below sets out the areas in which we can provide you with legal support.

Fitness to Practise

We can assist you from the outset of all fitness to practise investigations, including Interim Orders Panel hearings, before the following bodies:
  • General Medical Council/
    Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
  • General Dental Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • General Optical Council
  • General Chiropractic Council
  • General Osteopathic Council
  • Health Professions Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Professional registration

We are experts in the complex area of professional registrations law and can advise or represent healthcare professionals in relation to:
  • Applications for registration, including Registration Appeals Panel and former PMETB hearings
  • Applications for specialist registration (for example, CESR and CEGPR)
  • Revalidation
  • Licence to Practise


We have extensive experience acting at Coroners' Inquests and have represented healthcare professionals at numerous Inquests, including:
  • Complex Human Rights Act Article 2 Inquests
  • Inquests before juries
  • Inquests arising from deaths in prison
  • Inquests arising from deaths of patients detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Inquests arising from maternal deaths
  • Inquests arising from neonatal deaths
  • Inquests arising from alleged medical negligence

Investigations, disputes and complaints

We represent healthcare professionals in relation to local-level disputes, including:
  • PCT (Primary Care Trust) investigations and disputes
  • Performers List disputes
  • NHS investigations and disputes
  • NCAS (National Clinical Assessment Service) investigations
  • Patient complaints, for example PALS and Dental Complaints Service

As some of these issues may cross over into the area of Employment Law, we work closely with our colleagues in the George Davies Employment Team to ensure you receive comprehensive legal advice.

Healthcare advisory

We can advise on the full range of healthcare-related legislation including:
  • Data Protection
  • Freedom of Information
  • Consent
  • Mental Capacity
  • Human Tissue Act
  • Care Quality Commission requirements and registration

Criminal proceedings

We represent healthcare professionals in relation to criminal investigations concerning their work, including:
  • Allegations of gross negligence manslaughter
  • Allegations of indecent assault
  • Allegations of substance misuse 


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