Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Fitness to Practise Defence Barrister

I am an experienced Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Defence Barrister who has represented nurses and midwives at all levels of a fitness to practise investigation and panel hearings. I am a practising healthcare and medical law defence barrister with a proven track record of success, years of experience and renowned for being “hands on”.

What I do

  • What to do if you have been referred to the NMC
  • Advice on the NMC investigatory process
  • Consensual Panel Determinations
  • Interim Orders Hearings
  • Advice, assistance and representation for hearings before the Conduct and Competence Committee
  • Advice, assistance and representation for hearings before the Health Committee
  • Appeals against the decisions of the NMC


Protect your career and reputation

I have gained a strong and excellent reputation for defending and representing nurses and midwives.

From our years of experience, I have come to understand the stress you face when you are subjected to an NMC investigation and the consequences for your career, reputation and personal life.

Your case will be fully managed by from the outset to give you complete piece of mind.  I will agree with you a clear defence strategy and prepare a robust defence to secure you the best possible outcome before the NMC hearing, including, where applicable, mitigation on your behalf.

If the nature of the investigation relating goes beyond merely a NMC issue, I have experience in all matters relating to criminal investigations too and can advise and assist you.

Contact me today for an initial free and no obligation consultation on 020 7060 1221 or


Catherine Stock barrister