We work with current and prospective GCC members to support with fitness to practise investigations, registration challenges, restoration, appeals and more.


Defence Lawyers for Chiropractors

We understand the stress that you can face as a result of an investigation, particularly when a fitness to practise allegation is made. Our specialist defence lawyers are experienced in representing chiropractors across England and Wales when dealing with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) or associated investigations and disputes.

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GCC investigations can be triggered by complaints made by the public, patients, other chiropractors or the Police, which suggest that a chiropractor’s fitness to practise is impaired. This may be due to unacceptable professional conduct, professional incompetence, adverse health issues, convictions or cautions, or by being included on the barred list by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We can provide you with expert legal representation if you are not a member of a defence organisation, or have been refused representation by your defence organisation. Drawing from our experience we prepare robust defences to denied allegations, or where necessary present compelling mitigation; working closely with you to secure the best possible outcome.

Visit our Fitness to Practise page for more information on these types of investigations.

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Our expert defence lawyers are experienced at providing legal representation in a range of regulatory issues including:

– GCC Investigating Committee written representations
GCC Interim Orders Hearings
– GCC Professional Conduct Committee
– GCC Health Committee
GCC Appeals
GCC Registration advice
– GCC Registration Appeals Committee
– CC Restoration applications
– Police investigations and criminal proceedings for chiropractors
– Commercial disputes
– Internal investigations
GCC Review Hearings

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Our multidisciplinary team is made up of specialists in a wide range of services, which means you'll always be represented by an expert in your area.

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Get in touch to arrange a no-obligation, fully confidential call to discuss your case and work out if you want to continue.

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Speak to solicitors in one of our offices throughout England and Wales, or arrange calls and remote meetings.

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