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RadcliffesLeBrasseur

VERITY HOUSE, 6 CANAL WHARF, LEEDS, LS11 5PS, ENGLAND
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Work 0113 341 1900
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Fax 0113 243 2205
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14086 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
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Cardiff, Leeds, London
RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Alistair Hewitt, Leeds, ENGLAND

Alistair Hewitt

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Work 0113 341 1859
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www.rlb-law.com
RadcliffesLeBrasseur

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Healthcare

Position

Alistair is the Managing Partner of the Leeds office and a Partner in the Healthcare and Regulatory team. He is a highly accomplished practitioner and advocate, representing healthcare professionals and providers  in regulatory, disciplinary, coronial and criminal proceedings, investigations and prosecutions. He is frequently instructed by the major medical defence organisations (MDOs), healthcare providers and individual professionals in a wide variety of complex regulatory proceedings and misconduct hearings.

 Alistair advises on a range of matters including: 

  • Fitness to practise investigations and hearings at the General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Coroner’s inquests
  • Trust disciplinary investigations and MHPS hearings
  • Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Performers List investigations and PLDP hearings
  • Post Incident Procedures and Misconduct Hearings
  • CQC reviews
  • First tier tribunal hearings
  • Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions
  • Judicial Reviews 

Alistair is an experienced advocate regularly appearing before MPTS and GDC hearings, Coroners Inquests and Criminal Court hearings. He obtained his Higher Rights of Audience to represent clients in all courts in 2005.

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