- fitness to practise; criminal defence
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Tania advises doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals with all sorts of issues – GMC/GDC/GOC/GPhC/HCPC registration and regulatory issues, criminal investigations, specialist registration/specialist lists, litigation, CQC registration, difficulties with NHS England and more.
Tania is a qualified doctor and therefore offers a unique approach to her clients’ problems. The team regularly contributes to Independent Practitioner Today and offers training and seminars to our clients. Tania is also on the council of the Medico-Legal Society.
Tania is the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP) for Hempsons.
Main areas of expertise
- regulatory issues before the GMC/MPTS/GDC/GOC/GPhC/HCPC
- GMC/GDC registration
- specialist registration / Specialist lists
- criminal defence
- clinical negligence defence
- performers list issues
The clients she works with
- dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and therapists
- pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
- paramedics, physiotherapists, psychologists
- medical and dental defence organisations
- healthcare providers
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Medico-Legal Society – Member of Council
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Tania writes for Independent Practitioner Today on a regular basis, contributing to blogs and articles. She is also a regular webinar speaker, for publications such as Pharmacy In Practice as well as Hempsons webinars.
As an alternative to our contact form you can email Tania.
“Tania Francis is held in high regard for her defence of medical practitioners in GMC and GDC investigations. She is also adept at assisting with criminal proceedings and regulatory inquiries.” (Chambers and Partners)
“She is very hard-working, thoughtful and intelligent. She is very good at thinking out of the box.” (Chambers and Partners)
“Tania Francis is a qualified doctor and brings an invaluable perspective to any defence team.” (Legal 500)
Good Medical Practice 2024: what you need to know from a legal viewpoint. Jordan Laybourn and Dr Tania Francis report.
We can learn a lot from the big GMC cases but there’s much to be usefully gleaned from the ‘run of the mill’ hearings. Dr Tania Francis reports.
Dentists and dental lawyers have been watching the case of GDC v. Williams with interest, due to the implications for the long-held view that it is not permitted to mix NHS and private treatment by charging patients a private top-up fee in addition to the NHS charge for NHS treatment. The
What should you do if you get a letter from the GMC? Partner Tania Francis from Hempsons shares ten tips.
We all know that we live in an increasingly regulated world, and particularly so in the healthcare sector. But have you ever thought about just how many sets of regulatory proceedings a doctor may face out of one incident?
In the case of Dad v GDC,  EWHC 1376 (QB), the Honourable Mrs Justice Collins Rice considered the issue of declarations to the GDC in an application for restoration to the register.
Interesting decision in the case of Al Nageim v General Medical Council (Admin) this week. Mr Justice Knowles considered the issue of whether a doctor’s denial of allegations which are then found against them should be used against them when deciding whether their fitness to practise is impaired.
How will the GMC deal with complaints about your practice during the pandemic? Solicitor and doctor Tania Francis examines the latest guidance.
This article summarises the law on foreseeability and causation in clinical negligence cases. It focuses on what a claimant needs to prove and the development of the law in these areas.
This is the first in a two-part series about clinical negligence, in which we will look at the essential components of a claim. In a nutshell, in order for a successful clinical negligence claim to be made, the claimant must show that the defendant healthcare practitioner/provider:
“Tania Francis is extremely good and a safe pair of hands for all kinds of professional discipline cases.”
“Tania Francis is held in high regard for her defence of medical practitioners in GMC and GDC investigations. She is also adept at assisting with criminal proceedings and regulatory inquiries. ”
“She is very hard-working, thoughtful and intelligent. She is very good at thinking out of the box.”
“Tania Francis is a qualified doctor and brings an invaluable perspective to any defence team.”