Veterinary Professional Defence Solicitors

Veterinary medicine is a strictly regulated sector, meaning that being on the receiving end of disciplinary action by a professional regulator can be hugely damaging for vets. When this happens, JMW Solicitors can provide the legal advice you need to safeguard your reputation.

The professional regulation team at JMW has an expert understanding of how the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) regulates the sector and can offer expert guidance on your legal rights when you are facing a professional disciplinary investigation. We will look at the circumstances of your case and provide tailored advice to help you achieve the best possible outcome, working to limit the impact on your career and standing as a veterinary professional.

For more information on how JMW can help you deal with a professional regulation issue with the RCVS, call us today on 0800 652 5559, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back at your convenience.

How JMW Can Help

Our professional regulation solicitors can work hard to defend veterinary professionals against potentially damaging accusations and investigations by the RCVS, helping vets to address unfair allegations and mount a strong defence when they are involved in disciplinary proceedings.

We can provide you with clear guidance in communicating with the RCVS on regulatory cases and can provide you with clear guidance on the best way to deal with their various committees and investigative processes. We can also help to make you aware of your rights and any means of legal recourse available to you, whether you are looking to appeal a decision or secure a favourable outcome in a hearing.

Our advice will take into account all of the specific circumstances of your case, and we will always strive to help you come through your dealings with the RCVS with as little damage to your reputation and professional credentials as possible.

Our Professional Regulation Services for Vets

The RCVS is the professional regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the UK, and are responsible for dealing with all issues of professional misconduct throughout the sector. This includes acting on complaints, addressing allegations of poor performance, investigating fraud and tackling instances of inadequate care.

If you have been accused of one of these offences and believe you may have a mitigating argument or a case for a strong defence, then the burden of proof for the allegation falls upon the RCVS, and you will have an opportunity to present your side of the case.

Our professional regulation solicitors will provide expert legal representation if you are facing a fitness to practise investigation or a disciplinary hearing, helping you to provide the RCVS Disciplinary Committee and any other authorities involved with the right information. We can also advise you ahead of any interviews or hearings to ensure you make the most appropriate decisions.

An RCVS disciplinary process can result in the loss of your registration to practise as a vet in the UK, which is why it is essential to seek expert legal guidance as soon as you have been informed of the regulator’s intervention.

Talk to Us

If you need legal advice on a veterinary professional regulation issue or guidance on how to handle a disciplinary investigation with the RCVS, call us on 0800 652 5559 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back at a time that suits you.

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