Clare is a Solicitor within the Regulatory and Professional Discipline Department.

Prosecution

Clare has extensive experience of investigating and preparing fitness to practise cases on behalf of regulatory bodies including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Education Workforce Council (EWC), the General Optical Council (GOC), the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Clare is responsible for leading complex investigations and she also regularly presents cases before the Conduct and Competence Committee and the Health Committee of the HCPC. Clare has particular experience in cases involving vulnerable witnesses.

Defence

Clare advises all professionals facing matters before their regulatory body, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the General Medical Council (GMC).

Recent work

  • HCPC v PG – acted for the Health and Care Professions Council in respect of a Paramedic who was found to have acted dishonestly when providing information to the police, his employer and the HCPC. The Registrant was ‘struck off’ the HCPC’s Register following a finding of misconduct and impairment. (Reported on the BBC news page in April 2015 - www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32408716]
  • HCPC v L – acted on behalf of the HCPC in a case involving allegations that a Psychologist had failed to maintain appropriate boundaries with a patient. The Registrant was ‘struck off’ the HCPC’s Register following a finding of misconduct and impairment (Reported on the BBC news page in November 2013 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-24780714)

 

Professional societies and memberships

  • Association of Regulatory and Professional Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)

 

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Contact Clare

+44 (0)20 7369 3823

chastie@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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