Chiropractors

Legal representation for chiropractors Leeds

Our expert employment law solicitors offer specialist representation for chiropractors in all cases presented by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

The Regulatory Process

The disciplinary process, as outlined by the General Chiropractic Council, is carried out according to the following procedure.

Investigation

All relevant evidence, including that of the chiropractor under investigation, will be gathered by the General Chiropractic Council to decide whether or not to further proceedings.

If sufficient evidence exists to merit further investigation, the committee will refer the matter for a full hearing to either the Professional Conduct Committee or the Health Committee.

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Hearing

Any hearing must be carried out within 9 months of the allegation. The General Chiropractic Council will appoint a solicitor to present the case to a panel of 3 members. The panel must contain a chiropractor. The accused chiropractor must be given every opportunity to provide information in their defence, including the presentation of witnesses or experts wherever necessary.

Decision

If fitness to practice is proved to be diminished on the balance of probabilities, any of the following actionscan be enforced:

  • A warning
  • A suspension
  • Conditions or restrictions to practice for a specific amount of time
  • Indefinite dismissal, prohibiting the chiropractor from working in this field

Appeal

The chiropractor can appeal against any decision or judgement to the High Court within 28 days of the decision.

Internal disciplinary proceedings

We also represent any chiropractor involved in cases where their employer or line manager has brought internal disciplinary proceedings against them.

Representation for chiropractors in cases of regulatory proceedings

If you are subject to proceedings carried out by the General Chiropractic Council in respect to your role as a chiropractor, please contact us on 0113 4334 118, or complete the form on our enquiry page. One of our dedicated team will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your case, possible outcomes and all of your available options.

Our Team

Louise Carr

Louise Carr

Our team is headed up by Louise Carr who had specialised in employment law for more than 15 years. She regularly appears in the employment tribunal and has been particularly involved in dealing with complex multi-day discrimination claims.

Craig McCracken

Craig McCracken

Craig McCracken is a Director in our employment team who also specialises in employment law with over 14 years’ experience in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters.In the most recent Legal 500 clients described Louise as being “accessible and down to earth” providing “clear and concise advice…in an exceptionally personable way”. Craig was described as “very knowledgeable and approachable” giving “sound advice”.