We have extensive experience in advising clients on fitness to practise issues and disciplinary proceedings brought by their professional bodies.
We advise pharmacists practising as employees, locums, sole proprietors or in partnership or as superintendents of limited companies, including major chains, on all manner of regulatory, disciplinary and fraud matters arising from investigations by the General Pharmaceutical Council, PCTs, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and at Coroners' Inquests. We have worked with the National Pharmacy Association for many years.
We advise on investigations by the GPhC and its Inspectors, attend interviews under caution with clients and prepare written submissions to the Investigating Committee. Where a matter proceeds to the Fitness to Practice Committee, we deal with case preparation and provide representation at hearings.
Our lawyers are experienced advocates and conduct many of the hearings themselves. Where necessary, we have established relationships with specialist Counsel to provide professional and high quality representation.
We have experience in advising clients on the GPhC Code of Ethics, the Medicines Act, the Misuse of Drugs Act and other legislation in relation to professional conduct issues and other health care professional investigations. We also provide individual pharmacists (employed or locums), pharmacist managers, owners and companies with advice on associated pharmacy matters such as:
- Commercial Property - buying and selling pharmacy premises
- Company - buying and selling pharmacy assets and intellectual property
- Dispute Resolution - commercial litigation
- Employment - redundancies, contracts, policies and tribunal representation
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