Professional misconduct

Student Fitness to Practise hearings

As a student working towards life in any regulated profession, Fitness to Study/Practise investigations and hearings are risks which a student can become subject to, without realising the gravity. If this happens to you, don’t try to face it alone; your whole future career may depend on getting expert legal help right away.

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Slater and Gordon’s specialist solicitors have the experience and the expertise you need to deal with FTP investigations. Call us now on 0330 041 5869 or contact us and we’ll call you.

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Do I need help with a Fitness to Practise hearing?

Those enjoying a career in a regulated profession such as medicine, midwifery or teaching are expected to uphold the very highest professional and ethical standards.

This means that when things go wrong, or allegations are made against you, you may find yourself facing a Fitness to Practise (FTP) hearing in front of the relevant professional body.

Naturally, this is a very serious and stressful turn of events, for which you will expect to have expert legal representation.

After all, your entire future career rests on the outcome of this hearing, whether it’s before the General Medical Council (GMC), the General Dental Council (GDC), the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) or one of the many other professional regulatory bodies.

Unfortunately, students who aspire to work in these professions are held accountable to the same high professional standards, which can mean you find yourself facing a FTP while you’re still at college or university.

Educational institutions have the power to permanently exclude you from your chosen course, students should therefore seek legal advice before appearing in front of a Panel hearing or investigation.

Students can face lengthy investigations with no legal advice or representation, resulting in permanent exclusion from their chosen study and sometimes profession before it has really even begun.

At Slater and Gordon, we believe that this practice is deeply unjust. For that reason, our specialist Fitness to Practise team of solicitors is just as happy to represent students as established professionals.

If you’re facing the prospect of a Fitness to Practise Panel or Investigation, talk to one of our experienced FTP solicitors today by calling 0330 041 5869 or contact us online and we will call you.

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