First Law manages a large panel of experienced and trained lawyers who sit for for the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health Professions Council, the General Dental Council, the General Teaching Council and the General Optical Council to hear fitness to practise cases against registrants. We co-ordinate the schedules of hearings, make bookings on a daily basis, deal with changes, adjournments and cancellations as they arise and administer the payment of sitting fees.

Our appraisal function requires us to monitor feedback forms completed by the chairmen of the panels. We notify Legal Assessors of adverse comments on their performance and a second warning means that Legal Assessor can no longer remain a member of the panel, thereby supporting the public protection role of regulators.

Our Legal Assessors all have a minimum of 10 years' post qualification experience in a judicial or adjudicatory capacity and their performance is continually appraised. First Law can accept bookings of members of the panel from any organisations requiring adjudication services. Please contact us for details.