Pharmacist Lawyers

Richard Nelson LLP’s Pharmacy Solicitors have significant experience in providing advice and legal representation to pharmaceutical professionals, on all regulatory, disciplinary and professional misconduct matters.

Our specialist pharmacist lawyers are experienced in defending;

- Pharmaceutical investigations by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC);
- The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA);
- Employers in internal investigations;
or by the Police/NHS Protect in criminal pharmaceutical investigations.

We can provide you with robust legal representation and support from the outset of an investigation, including representation at any interview, through to hearings and any appeals.

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How our GPHC Lawyers can help

If you have received a criminal conviction or caution from any of the GPhC or any of the other pharmaceutical bodies listed above (or have any other fitness to practise issue to declare), our Pharmacy Solicitors can assist you with the ‘something to declare form.’ This will ensure that you provide the GPhC with appropriate information to declare your circumstances fully, but in the best possible light.

We understand that the pharmacy sector is different to other sectors. We also understand how a pharmacy business is different to other businesses. Our specific experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector ensures that we provide specialist advice for pharmacists. Our Pharmacy Solicitors have experience in representing both hospital and community pharmacy, and technicians.

As a result of not being a member of a defence organisation, a growing number of pharmaceutical professionals find themselves without advice or representation during an investigation. Other pharmacists seek our support because they simply require a more bespoke level of service or more specialist legal advice and representation than they are receiving from their defence organisation.

We receive instructions from either individuals who are funding their defence privately or via an insurance policy. We can provide a flexible service to suit the needs of your specific circumstances.

Our Pharmacist Lawyers have a proven track record of obtaining excellent results for pharmacists who are facing a pharmaceutical investigation. We will listen to you and will work with you to devise the most appropriate strategy for your case, to get you the best outcome possible. At every step we will provide you with clear and practical advice, to enable you to make fully informed decisions regarding your pharmaceutical investigation case.

If you’re looking for more general information regarding a Pharmacist’s Fitness to Practise, read our dedicated GPhC Fitness to Practise guide.

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What our Pharmacy Solicitors do

We have a number of specialist Pharmacy Solicitors who offer impartial and objective legal advice on a range of legal and business issues that pharmaceutical professionals experience, including:

GPhC investigations;
– GPhC interviews;
– GPhC investigating committee responses;
GPhC Interim Orders Hearings representation;
– GPhC Fitness to Practise Panel representation;
GPhC appeals;
– Fraud and money laundering allegations;
– Health and safety investigations;
– MRHA investigations;
– Criminal investigations and proceedings for pharmacists;
GPhC registration;
– Debt advice and insolvency litigation;
– Employment and Partnership issues;
– Trading Standards Investigations.
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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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