Legal representation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians Leeds

Our ESL expert offer specialist representation for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in all cases presented by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

The Regulatory Process

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


An inspector will gather all evidence arising from complaints and carry out an inspection of premises where required. Evidence and information relating to their defence must be provided by the pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

An investigating committee will decide whether or not the case should be presented at a hearing if the evidence suggests further investigation. A suspension, delivered by interim order by the fitness to practice committee, may be administered to the pharmacist or pharmacy technician at any point of the investigation.

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The Investigating Committee will consider all evidence, including that presented by the pharmacist or pharmacy technician in their defence, and of any experts or witnesses wherever relevant.


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

  • A warning
  • A 12-month suspension
  • A 3 year period of conditions or restrictions
  • Indefinite dismissal, prohibiting them from working in this field
  • Recommendation of criminal prosecution


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

Internal disciplinary proceedings

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

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Representation for Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician in cases of regulatory proceedings

If you are subject to proceedings carried out by the General Pharmaceutical Council in respect to your role as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, 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

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”.

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.

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