There are a number of routes available for providers to challenge evidence obtained by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the way they apply their ratings process. It is important for providers to be aware of the options available and the prompt action...
Stephensons has a team of specialist lawyers who defend cases of professional misconduct. We act for clients across a number of sectors including healthcare, education, professional services, accountancy and financial services. We have experience of defending professional clients facing a wide range of conduct issues, including dishonesty, financial misconduct, conflicts of interest, criminal convictions and practice related matters. If you are under investigation by your regulator or you have been referred to a hearing, contact our specialist lawyers on 0203 816 9274.
Why choose Stephensons?
Our firm has developed an excellent reputation in this field and we are recommended by the Legal 500 for professional disciplinary work. We have a network of offices, including London & Manchester, and we act for clients nationwide. We take a pro-active approach to defending cases and we pride ourselves on achieving the best possible results for our clients. We appreciate that regulators often impose tight deadlines and we regularly prepare cases at very short notice. We also understand the needs and anxieties of professional clients at risk of a restriction of their practice or in serious cases the loss of their livelihood. We recognise that being the subject of a regulatory investigation or professional conduct proceedings is a daunting prospect and we provide clear and strategic advice at each stage.