Sequentus - fitness to practise lawyers
Sequentus - fitness to practise lawyers

Help with fitness to practise cases

If you are student facing fitness to practise proceedings by your university or one of the professional regulators, we can help.

We’re a not-for-profit and charge £60 per hour (or an agreed a fixed-fee) for specialist legal advice, preparing your case and if necessary, our lawyers representing you at a hearing.

Call us on 020 3151 8015 for a free confidential discussion or scroll down to find out more about how we work.

Get low cost professional legal advice

All of our services are billed at £60 per hour or on an agreed fixed-fee basis.

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

Case Preparation

We prepare your case, including dealing with the university 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 our lawyers can represent you at the hearing.

About us

We are a not-for-profit organisation established in 2022 to provide affordable legal assistance through a dedicated team of qualified lawyers and trainee lawyers who specialise in healthcare regulation and university FTP. Our work is part-funded by innovative partnerships with leading UK universities.

We understand the stress that comes with facing allegations made by your university. The financial pressures, the uncertainties of not knowing what the outcome will be and whether you can continue to study or qualify… 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 required to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

recent cases

We recently defended a healthcare professional facing misconduct charges including dishonesty and intentionally contributing to the death of a patient. During the course of a four-week hearing many of the charges were deemed to be no case to answer and on the remaining charges we secured a caution order as the final outcome.
Sexual misconduct interim order
We were instructed at the last minute to defend a healthcare professional in an interim order hearing relating to sexual misconduct. We successfully challenged the quality of evidence being advanced by the regulator, resulting in no interim order or restrictions being applied.
We provided provided legal advice and support a healthcare professional in a case involving alleged misconduct and the death of a patient, with a five week hearing. We represented the client in parts of the substantive hearing of their case, resulting in a finding that their fitness to practise was no impaired.
Appeal on sanction
We recently provided a healthcare professional with legal advice in relation to appealing the sanction in their case.
University sexual misconduct
We provided legal advice to a medical student facing allegations of sexual misconduct.
Interim order - breach of conditions
We provided representation for a healthcare professional facing an interim order review following a breach of their conditions of practice.
University misconduct
We provided legal advice and representation to a social work student facing misconduct charges and secured a finding of no impairment.
Appeal on findings of fact
We provided a healthcare professional with legal advice on appealing the outcome of their case and successfully negotiated for the matter to be remitted back to a fresh panel.

Next steps

Contact us for a free initial discussion about your case:

Khaled Hussain-Dupré

Case Lawyer – Director

Alternatively you can call us on 020 3151 8015 or scroll down to book a free appointment online.

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Sequentus - fitness to practise lawyers

We’re registered in England under number 14201467 as a company limited by guarantee and not-for-profit.

We do not undertake reserved legal work as set out in s.12 Legal Services Act 2007.

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