A great deal of law affects doctors. Medical law, contract law, commercial law, NHS law, capacity law, GP commissioning law, care law, hospital law, law of consent, criminal law, civil law, trusts law, are just a few of the areas of law that impact on doctors. Doctors Defence Service can advise doctors on legal issues that affect doctors. Call our legal specialists for more details.


The GMC is governed by law. The main piece of legislation governing the operation and processes is the Medical Law Act 1983 (As Amended). The GMC also operates by various statutory rules. The legislation can be complex in certain areas, including registration law, revalidation, appeals, fitness to practise. Doctors Defence Service can provide legal advice and legal help in relation to all GMC legislation and its interpretation. Contact our specialists in statutory interpretation of GMC Law at Doctors Defence Service, UK.