Barristers at Cornerstone continue to act in professional discipline cases for various professional regulatory bodies in relation to their professional disciplinary and fitness to practice procedures.
Members act in several areas ranging from sports regulation to the regulation of legal services. Some junior members have developed a speciality in acting for various health care regulators and regularly appear in fitness to practice hearings and related high court appeals in relation to such matters.
Cornerstone Barristers have experience in advising professionals in relation to fitness to practice panel hearings, interim orders panel hearings, professional repute, professional competence and professional misconduct.
Health and social care regulators that regulate individual health professionals:
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
The General Dental Council (GDC)
The General Medical Council (GMC)
The Health Professions Council (HPC)
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
Care Council for Wales (CCW)
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
The General Optical Council (GOC)
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC)
The General Social Care Council (GSCC)
Our other areas of expertise within professional discipline include:
Health food industry regulation
Teachers’ disciplinary hearings