Fighting Your Corner
CQC is headed by a former police officer who has promised higher numbers of prosecutions. There have also been a number of successful prosecutions in the healthcare sector for corporate manslaughter and neglect.
In order to ensure the best possible outcome, it is essential that you seek legal advice from a healthcare regulatory specialist at the earliest opportunity. On some occasions it may be possible to divert from a prosecution. It is also important that you are aware of the difference between CQC’s and the police rights of requesting evidence and information. There may also be important strategic decisions to make about how you respond to invitations to interview. Jonathan Landau has practised in criminal law since 2005 and has extensive experience of representing health and social clients facing investigations and prosecutions. Contact us now for an informal discussion about your options.