help with fitness to practise for healthcare

We provide free assistance for healthcare professionals facing proceedings by their regulator where they do not have access to legal advice and representation.


Sam Wilson
Programme Director – FTP
sam [at]

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

We can help with:

  • Understanding your legal position
  • Preparing documents and materials for a panel hearing
  • 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
  • Helping you to understand why the panel found against you
  • Helping you to understand 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 support you.


We can help with cases brought by the following regulators:

our services


Initial review

No matter how complex your case we will provide a detailed review and a document which sets out the legal and factual issues that need to be dealt with. We will also give you basic advice on the fitness to practise process that your regulator is likely to follow.

We do not charge for this service and you are not under any obligation to continue to work with us.

Case preparation / review for appeal

We provide comprehensive case preparation that includes dealing with the regulator on your behalf, compiling evidence and bundles and drafting any legal arguments that are necessary.

We charge a flat rate of £325 for each 6 month period in which we are engaged with your case.


Depending on the complexity of your case, we may be able to represent you at either an interim hearing or a final panel hearing whether this is in-person or at a virtual/online hearing.

We charge a flat rate of £225 per day or part thereof.

How we work

We are a not-for-profit organisation and work with a dedicated team of lawyers, trainees and law students who give their time freely in exchange for gaining valuable experience of regulatory cases. Our fees cover our overheads and expenses and our work is covered by professional indemnity insurance.

Working with Sequentus means

  • You get the benefit of a dedicated team of lawyers and aspiring lawyers working on your case
  • Our team also includes healthcare professionals who understand the pressures and stresses that come with FTP proceedings
  • Our fees are more accessible than instructing a traditional law firm
  • We will always be clear about how we can help you and whether we think you need additional support
  • We are completely flexible – you can use our services but then decide to represent yourself at a hearing or to instruct a barrister
  • We work with students from leading universities around the UK
  • We work remotely, so we can assist no matter where you are in the country

If you do not have legal cover through your union or professional indemnity insurance, or for whatever reason cannot afford to instruct a solicitor or barrister then we can help.

next step

Email a basic outline of your case to Sam Wilson, Director of FTP – sam [at]

We will respond to you within two working days.