Members of the team regularly appear before healthcare regulators, including the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (GMC), Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, the General Dental Council, and the Health and Care Professions Council. Members have a particular specialism in fitness to practice proceedings and are instructed for both prosecution and defence, as well as in appeals to the High Court. Many members of the team are available to provide representation directly to healthcare professionals in appropriate cases.
The team is also available to assist in local government matters and to represent both enforcement authorities and individuals and companies before the magistrates court. The areas covered include council tax, licensing, non-domestic raters, food hygiene and environmental offences.