Our solicitors work with opticians and other professionals registered with the GOC to provide advice and representation in fitness to practise cases and other matters of registration and discipline.


Defence Lawyers for Opticians

Members of the public, employers, other opticians, the police and other statutory agencies can make complaints about opticians to the General Optical Council (GOC). The GOC are obliged to investigate these complaints to determine if the optician’s fitness to practise is impaired. In some instances such investigations can also take into account an optician’s private life.

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In the event that you’re subject to a GOC investigation our defence lawyers can provide expert representation, particularly if you’re not a member of a defence union or if your union has refused to offer you representation. We understand the impact an investigation can have on your life and career, so to help you through the process we offer sensible legal guidance. When the allegations are denied we’ll prepare robust defences and, where it’s appropriate, present strong mitigation in order to secure the best possible outcome for you.

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What We Do

Our defence lawyers provide expert legal representation for opticians in relation to GOC fitness to practise investigations as well as a variety of other regulatory issues such as:

GOC Investigations;
GOC Registration Advice;
– GOC Registration Appeals Committee;
– GOC Investigation Committee responses;
– GOC Fitness to Practise Committee;
GOC Interim Orders;
GOC Appeals;
– GOC Restoration Applications;
– Police investigations and criminal proceedings for opticians;
– Commercial Disputes.
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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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