Legal Defence For Doctors & Nursing Staff

Our defence solicitors also represent doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff at Medical Practice Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearings, including interim orders, fitness to practise hearings, and other regulatory processes.

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GMC Investigations & MPTS Hearings

If you’re a doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional. In that case, there may come a time when you receive a Rule 4 letter from the General Medical Council (GMC) outlining a complaint or allegation made against you. This letter might be the first you know about it, and you’ll be notified without the GMC investigating the accusations.

Any allegations against you can ruin your reputation or even end your career. If you’ve received a Rule 4 letter and are facing investigation, MJR Solicitors can immediately give you the help, advice, and representation you need. We’ll also be on hand to prepare and respond to a Rule 7 letter once the GMC has completed its investigations and outlined its options.

Our defence solicitors also represent doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff at Medical Practice Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearings, including interim orders, fitness to practise hearings, and other regulatory processes.

With specialist legal advice and support, we’ll help you prepare for any investigation or hearing, hasten its time frame, and bring the matter to a close as quickly as possible.

  • Honest advice

  • Personal one-to-one service

  • Dedicated firm

  • Local experienced team

  • Straightforward outlined costs

GMC Investigations

MJR Solicitors offers comprehensive legal defence services to doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff registered with the GMC. We understand the distress, anxiety, and upset caused when facing allegations of professional competence, serious misconduct, and other regulatory complaints or investigations.

We also know that swift, decisive action and advice from solicitors with first-hand experience in tackling similar cases is the best form of defence. Our MJR team of defence solicitors has what it takes to represent doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff in the NHS and private practice on a wide range of regulatory issues, including:

  • Helping doctors with GMC notifications on reportable events
  • Offering specialist advice and support during any GMC investigation
  • Reviewing GMC requests for records and other information
  • Preparation and response to a Rule 7 letter
  • Guidance on any warnings or undertakings

MPTS Employment Tribunals

Just as GMC investigations can cause distress, anxiety, and upset during the process, Interim Order tribunals and Medical Practice Tribunal Service (MPTS) hearings have the same effect. Any allegations that suggest a severe failure of any healthcare professional to meet the GMCs standards, as well as their own, could lead to being notified as unfit to practise.

The MPTS run independent employment hearings and decide whether any healthcare professional is fit to practise after the GMC investigation. MJR solicitors also provide advice and support in this process, including:

  • Representing you at any interim orders tribunal hearings
  • Making application for early review of interim orders
  • Advising on applications to the High Court to extend interim orders
  • Representing you at fitness to practise hearings
  • High Court appeals against MPTS decisions
  • Applications for reinstatement to the Medical Register

How MJR Solicitors Can Help You

Our experience in this wide-reaching area means we have essential background knowledge and understanding of GMC standards and the MTPS process. As our client, we understand what it means to be a regulated healthcare professional and the duties and responsibilities that go with it.

If you’re being investigated or face any allegations of professional competence, serious misconduct, or employment tribunals and need legal representation, contact us today. You’ll have our full support 24 hours a day from when you first receive your Rule 4 letter to your case conclusion, and you can trust us to reach the best outcome for you.

Call us on 01243 945 054, or email us at, and our regulatory defence team will help you.

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