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Alistair Hewitt

health regulation solicitor
Managing Partner - Leeds

Verity House
6 Canal Wharf
Leeds LS11 5PS

Tel: 0113 341 1900

Alistair is the Managing Partner of the Leeds office and a Partner in the Healthcare team. He offers advice on a wide range of regulatory, disciplinary and criminal investigations.

Alistair regularly represents clients at Coroners inquests, interim and substantive regulatory and disciplinary hearings, Post incident procedures, IOPC investigations as well as prosecutions from initial police station interviews to Crown Court trials.

Alistair is regularly instructed by defence organisations and federations as well as private individuals.

Alistair Hewitt has broad experience defending clients in high profile and high value work, and heads up the practice. Legal 500 2019

Alistair Hewitt leads the team at RadcliffesLeBrasseur, which regularly acts for healthcare professionals in fitness to practise investigations and interim orders hearings before statutory regulators, as well as in public law and judicial review matters. Legal 500 2017

Areas of Expertise

Alistair’s practice areas include:

  • Cases before or involving statutory regulators, including:
    • General Medical Council (GMC)
    • General Dental Council (GDC)
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
    • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
    • Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • Local investigations by trusts (MHPS) or NHSE (performers list)
  • Misconduct hearings
  • Post incident procedures
  • Independent Office for Police Conduct investigations
  • Inquests, including jury and Article 2 cases
  • Criminal cases – from initial interview to appeal

Alistair lectures and provides training both internally and externally and contributes to publications.


Alistair qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He joined RadcliffesLeBrasseur in 2006, become a Partner in 2012 and Managing Partner of the Leeds office in 2016.

Alistair obtained higher rights of audience to represent clients in all courts in 2005. As one of our team of advocates, Alistair frequently appears before statutory regulators, disciplinary panels and coroners. Alistair is also experienced in police station attendances having gained accreditation in 2003.