I have appeared before a wide variety of tribunals and courts including, the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, General Dental Council and General Chiropractors Council.
I have defended large numbers of healthcare professionals before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals for issues including; lack of competence, misconduct, negligence and issues of fitness to practice relating to conduct and competence and ill health.
I have successfully represented all levels of clinicians from all areas of healthcare including doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, paramedics, physiotherapists, speech therapists, social workers and chiropractors.
I advise on how to respond to complaints, misconduct and impairment issues, registration, fitness to practice, interim hearings, restoration to the Register, preparation for hearings and bundle preparation, preparation for mitigation, and appeals.
I can represent you all stages of the disciplinary and regulatory process and appears can before all tribunals and courts.
Care Home Law and Care Standards
I have acted for nursing and care homes, GP practices and other healthcare facilities in all Care Quality Commission matters including assistance and advice on registration, reviews and inspections and compliance.
I regularly carry out mock CQC inspections for care providers such as GPs, care homes and other specialist community care providers.
I am a dedicated hard-working professional with a wealth of experience in the areas in which I practice.
I work with you to ensure we achieve the best outcome.
I will meticulously prepare your and keep you involved and informed every step of the way.
If you contact me I will:
• Get in touch with you as soon as possible but certainly during the same day
• Have an initial discussion with you without charge
• Will give you clear information on what I can do and how much it will cost you
• Work promptly and effectively to achieve the best outcome
• In most cases our initial contact will be by telephone so we can identify if I can assist you. There is no charge for this discussion. If you instruct me to carry out work you will receive a client care letter setting out my terms and conditions and fees for the work to be done. No chargeable work is done until we agree the terms and conditions.
I offer a comprehensive and cost effective service. My fees are very competitive and you can be assured that you will get excellent value for money.
“I have successfully represented all levels of clinicians from all areas of healthcare including doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, paramedics, physiotherapists, speech therapists, social workers and chiropractors. I will undertake all representation of your case in the court or tribunal as necessary. As an experienced barrister you can be confident your case will be presented professionally.”
I am an experienced barrister in healthcare regulation and discipline, care home law and care standards and coroner’s inquests.
Before coming to the Bar I had a highly successful and wide-ranging career in the NHS as a nurse, general manager and director of clinical services. I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings in Scotland and England and have a wealth of knowledge of the clinical, operational and strategic functions of healthcare providers.
As a general manager and director I was responsible for large numbers of staff and understand the pressures of working in healthcare.
I studied law part-time and secured pupillage in one the largest criminal and regulatory chambers in the UK.
I have developed my practice in my chosen areas and I am regularly instructed by new clients recommended by previous clients.
I am also an approved educator for BPP University and a variety of top legal firms. I provide advocacy training on PSC modules and higher rights.
I have also provided witness skills training for the Metropolitan Police and other police forces as well Financial Conduct Authority, and Trading Standards.
What my clients say
“I found Catherine to be highly professional and more importantly approachable and caring, sensitive to my needs and realistic to the situation. I was so pleased to have found her as I did not have confidence in the legal system and did not believe I would be listened to, she gave me back the justice that I was hoping for and she understood my experience which meant a lot to me. I would never hesitate to ask for Catherine's services again and she really knows what she is talking about and has that rare quality about deeply caring for her clients that is rare to find”.
“Can I take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism and your style which is calm and clear? Without your guidance and knowledge I would not have won my case. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and Kings View Chambers to those who require legal advice in the future. Once again thank you”.
“This case of mine had been going on for 3 years very stressful, full of uncertainties and previous legal advice costing thousands of pounds and nothing really positive. Then l contacted and spoke to and met Catherine Stock. Her advice was objective but gave reassurance. The preparation work she did and on-going advice made me feel hopeful and which finally resulted in my case finished with no sanctions, supervision, nothing at all. I am fit to practice we won and this is all due to Catherine Stock’s input and advice. It is well worth getting her involved. I recommended her to those who need advice and help. Again many thanks from me and my family Catherine”.
“Catherine Stock was marvellous. My advice - don’t leave home without her”.