Melissa Joseph

Head Regulatory Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Regulatory

Melissa Joseph is the Head Regulatory Paralegal and a Legal Assistant. She assists with the training of new starters on the HCPC Investigation process. Melissa also investigates a variety of fitness to practice cases brought by the HCPC including professional misconduct, lack of competence and ill health. She does this by instructing experts, interviewing witnesses and drafting witness statements.

In April 2020 Melissa was seconded to the Serious Case Team at the HCPC to assist the team with their backlog during the Covid-19 pandemic. Melissa was responsible for investigating and preparing the most serious concerns such as sexual abuse cases. She also regularly carried out risk assessments on documents received throughout the investigation to determine whether an interim order was required to protect the public.

Melissa has experience working on both Pre-IC and Post-IC cases and proactively supported the team in preparing the front-loaded Pre-IC cases outsourced to Kingsley Napley.

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