We are also regularly instructed by medical insurers – the Medical Protection Society – to represent doctors in allegations of professional malfeasance. These can include:
- Professional negligence
- Professional misconduct
- Allegations of a criminal nature
We are instructed to represent doctors in a variety of forums:
- Health Service Tribunals
- General Medical Council
- Criminal Courts
- Appellate Courts – High Court, Criminal Courts
We are able to offer an in-house specialist advocacy service. All of our solicitors regularly practice as advocates in the Courts. We are also able to undertake advocacy in the higher courts, and have successfully included cases on behalf of clients (without recourse to Counsel) in the Crown Court, Divisional Court and Criminal Court of Appeal.
Edwards Duthie are recognised by the Legal Aid Agency as an approved and quality provider of legal services. We can advise you on your eligibility of legal aid and assist you in applying for this. If you are not eligible for legal aid and have to pay for legal services Edwards Duthie can provide a quality service at a very competitive cost to you.