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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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.
Naturally, this is a very serious and stressful turn of events, for which you will expect to have expert legal representation.
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.
My solicitor was caring, professional and thorough in her approach and her attention to detail was what was needed on the day. I had a positive result that day and I am certain that without her help this would not have been possible. On the day she knew her legislation and I relied on her knowledge and experience which was very calming in an otherwise stressful environment. Anonymous (Regulatory case)
My solicitor has the knack of getting straight to the point. She then pursues that point fearlessly on her client’s behalf. Moreover, she conducts herself with such good humour and charm as to raise one’s spirits whatever the difficulties. Loyalty is her middle name. Anonymous (Professional misconduct case)
From start to finish Slater and Gordon solicitors dealt with my case in a fantastic fashion. My solicitor was outstanding. He was thorough and diligent in his work, his professional approach ensured that I was at ease with my situation. I felt that I was in safe hands. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. S S (criminal defence case)