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Charles Russell Speechlys

Professional Discipline

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What the team is known for

Demonstrates particularly well-honed skills in representing pharmacists facing disciplinary hearings. Highly experienced in fitness-to-practise proceedings before the GPhC and GMC, as well as other regulators. Also recognised for its abilities in the sporting sector, frequently working with governing bodies and athletes on compliance, policy and governance matters.

Strengths

According to one interviewee, "Charles Russell Speechlys has a great range of experts in the regulatory field."

Work highlights

Acted for a pharmacist in relation to an investigation brought by the GPhC concerning allegations that they had failed to ensure suitable systems for the provision of medicines online.

Notable practitioners

Rachel Warren is a legal director with a strong regulatory healthcare practice. She primarily acts for pharmacists facing criminal and GPhC investigations and has further experience providing representation in fitness-to-practise hearings.
"She is able to cut through things in order to identify the key points and how we should progress."

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Overview

Charles Russell Speechlys has a large team advising on matters relating to professional discipline. The team consists of members of both the healthcare team and the sports team.


Our healthcare team is best known for:

  • Regulatory advice on NHS legislation and remuneration
  • Fitness to Practise proceedings, particularly before the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Representation and advocacy at NHS tribunal hearings, administrative law, judicial reviews and health sector crime (including complex and high-value NHS fraud and MHRA Prosecutions)

Our key areas of focus within sport are:

  • Assisting organisations with regulatory, governance and integrity compliance
  • Advising sports brands and businesses on their commercial objectives
  • Sport: Tech – the converging worlds of Sport and Technology
  • Advising players & athletes on talent representation, private client, family and reputation management services.

The team act for a wide range of clients across the full spectrum of healthcare and sports. Clients include representative bodies (the National Pharmacy Association), healthcare professionals (doctors, dentists and pharmacists), sporting governing bodies (Greyhound Board of Great Britain), major clubs, elite athletes (Marcus Rashford) and brands (Nike).

Members

Craig, Edward

Warren, Rachel

Professional Discipline

Charles Russell Speechlys

firm
Location

5 Fleet Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7RD

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Rachel Warren
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