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William Childs

health lawyer

7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 6722

William is a Partner in our Healthcare team. He advises clients in relation to disciplinary, regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions in the healthcare sector.

As one of our team of advocates, William frequently appears before statutory regulators, disciplinary panels and coroners. William deals with professional performance, conduct and health concerns. His caseload consistently includes challenging cases which involve complex clinical and legal issues many of which are the subject of media interest. William is one of the many partners in the department ranked for professional discipline in the legal directories.

“William is very good with clients and extremely thorough.” Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Significant experience of assisting individuals facing GMC investigations and judicial review proceedings. Chambers and Partners 2021

Williams Childs is highlighted for his adept representation of healthcare processionals in fitness to practise hearings. Interviewees commend him for his “care and management of clients.” Chambers and Partners 2020

William Childs specialises in advising healthcare practitioners facing professional disciplinary proceedings. Sources state: ‘He’s a litigator with wide and deep experience,’ adding that ‘he has superb tactical judgement.’ Chambers and Partners 2018

William Childs possesses a ‘huge work ethic, as well as an amazing ability to handle heavy caseloads with aplomb and stay calm in the face of heavy fire.’ Chambers and Partners 2017

The ‘personable, approachable’ William Childs maintains his strong reputation in the field of healthcare regulation. Sources comment on his intelligent, diligent approach. Chambers and Partners 2016

Areas of Expertise

  • Advising in respect of regulatory and criminal investigations
  • Advising in respect of compliance with statutory regimes
  • Interim orders and fitness to practise hearings
  • Statutory appeals
  • Judicial review applications and urgent injunctive applications in the High Court
  • Senior Court hearings including High Court and Court of Appeals
  • Criminal proceedings, both summary trials and trials on indictment
  • Employment disciplinary hearings and Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • First Tier Tribunal hearings
  • Coroner’s inquests

Client Sectors

Medical defence organisations (MDOs)