Help with fitness to practise cases

According to NMC figures for November 2023, 1 in 3 nurses and midwives faced an FTP panel without legal representation.

If you or someone you know is facing professional conduct proceedings by one of the healthcare regulators, we can help.

We offer legal advice, full case preparation and if necessary we have specialist lawyers to represent you at a panel hearing. 

Our fees are £60 per hour or charged on an agreed fixed-fee basis. 

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We can help with:

  • understanding your legal position
  • preparing documents and materials for a panel hearing
  • legal arguments
  • representing you at a panel hearing
  • reviewing panel findings and the application of the law
  • reviewing whether your hearing could be considered to have been unfair
  • understanding why the panel made the decisions it did
  • understanding the appeal process and options that may be available to you.

Even if you have already received a notice from your regulator or proceedings have started, we can still assist.

our services


All of our services are billed at £60 per hour or at an agreed fixed-fee to take care of the entire case.

We undertake a free review of cases before accepting clients.

Initial review

No matter how complex your case is, we will carry out a comprehensive review and provide you with a document which sets out the legal and factual issues that need to be dealt with. We will give you detailed advice on potential defences to the allegations that you are facing.

We will also explain the process that your regulator will follow.

Case preparation

We prepare your case, including dealing with the regulator on your behalf, compiling evidence and bundles and drafting any legal arguments that are necessary.


If your case is going to be heard by an FTP panel we can represent you at the hearing.


We can help with cases brought by the following regulators:

If your regulator is not listed above then please contact us – we may still be able to help.

About us

We are a not-for-profit organisation set up to provide affordable legal assistance through a dedicated team of qualified lawyers and trainee lawyers who specialise in healthcare regulation.

We understand the stress that comes with facing allegations made by your regulator. The financial pressures, the uncertainties of not knowing what the outcome will be and whether you can continue to work… and the combined effect that all of these things can have on your mental health. We also know that legal fees are just an additional worry on top of everything else.

Our fees are kept as low as possible so that we can help as many people as possible. Our work is covered by professional indemnity insurance. We are not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

next step

Email an outline of your case to:

Khaled Hussain-Dupré
Case Lawyer – Director

We will respond to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can call us on 020 3151 8015.