from the nursing legal experts
The RCN has the largest in-house specialist legal team of any union or professional body in the UK.
Involved in a police matter or inquest?
Always seek legal advice if you are attending a police interview under caution. Read our advice here and call us for support if it is a work-related matter.
If you've been asked to attend an inquest or Fatal Acident Inquiry, read our advice here and call us if you need further assistance. You may be called as an 'Interested Person' and require representation.
Referred to the NMC?
Issues with a criminal records check or barring investigation?
We can help you with problems with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Disclosure Scotland or NIdirect checks.
If you are facing a barring investigation our specialists can help through every step of the process.
Read more here.
Additional legal services for you, your friends and your family
As an RCN member, you can apply for assistance with claims for compensation arising out of an accident or incident that was not your fault, and if successful keep 100% of your compensation.
We can also offer a service to your friends and family with such claims.Find out how our expert lawyers can assist you.
Do you, or your family and friends need help and advice with writing a will, dealing with probate, setting up a trust or lasting power of attorney?Don't be caught out without the right provision. Find out more about how RCN Law can help you.
Exceptions to legal support and representation
Please note the RCN does not take on the following types of case:
- libel and slander claims
- small claims
- clinical negligence cases (that you wish to pursue)
- motoring offences
- cases in which you were not a member at the time the incident happened.
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