Union member defence - fitness to practise

Our fitness to practice solicitors understand that your aim is to safeguard the well being of the general public whilst simultaneously providing advice and guidance to your members. At certain times your capacity to defend your members in fitness to practice cases maybe stretched. We can assist you by enabling you to sub-contract your overflow work to us.

Stephensons have 7 offices in out of city locations leading to lower overheads and very competitive prices. Our solicitors have extensive experience of defending doctors, dentists, nurses, opticians, those covered by the HPC, barristers and accountants. As a firm we also have a unique insight gained from having one of the largest teams of clinical negligence solicitors in the North West.
You can rest assured that you would not be compromising on quality. Our specialist professional defence lawyers have vast experience in advising professionals in relation to every aspect and stage of a fitness to practice allegation from panel hearings to professional misconduct. We advise from the outset of an investigation, throughout any interview process and our in-house solicitor advocates and barristers will represent those professionals called to appear before disciplinary tribunals and disciplinary committees when regulatory action is being considered. Our professional discipline solicitors also have experience of appeals against decisions made by professional disciplinary tribunals and committees before the Court of Appeal, High Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
As a firm we handle the overflow work for a number of organisations including some local authorities so we are used to receiving instructions and working to complement in-house teams in these organisations. We have a highly sophisticated case management system that allows us to deliver legal service extremely efficiently whilst perform comprehensive conflict checks.
When working with Unions we aim to be an extension to your in-house team. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us: 0333 344 4889.