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Brett Wilson Appointed as Nursing and Midwifery Council Legal Assessor

Kenworthy's Chambers | February 29, 2024

Kenworthy’s Chambers are pleased to announce that Brett Wilson has been appointed as a Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent regulator for Nurses, Midwives, and Nursing Associates in England. They maintain the register of professionals eligible to practice, which currently consists of over 788,000 individuals, and they investigate when concerns are raised about Nurses, Midwives, or Nursing Associates.

The NMC aims to provide a safe, effective, and kind nursing and midwifery practice for everyone. Brett will be helping the NMC with an important role in protecting the public and upholding their confidence in nursing and midwifery.

As a Legal Assessor for the NMC, Brett will attend hearings to determine whether allegations against Nurses, Midwives, or Nursing Associates can be proved, whether the professional’s fitness to practice has been impaired, and whether to impose a sanction. 

He will provide advice for panels making decisions on whether an individual should be allowed to renew their registration, be readmitted to the register, or if their registration needs to be suspended or restricted.

Speaking about Brett Wilson’s NMC appointment, Practice Manager Maria Rushworth said, “This new appointment suits Brett’s skillset and he will be a fantastic asset. I’m sure his role as a Legal Assessor will aid the NMC in protecting the public and help to maintain confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions. Huge congratulations to Brett on taking another forward step in an impressive legal career full of highlights.”

Brett’s appointment as a Legal Assessor will last for three years and this isn’t the only investigatory position he holds. He sits as a Legally Qualified Chair for the Taxation Disciplinary Board, where he reviews complaints against members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). Plus, Brett Wilson sits as a Barrister Panel Member for the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service (BTAS) and was Appointed Chair of the Investigating Committee Panel (IPC) at the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Tribunal back in 2021, so he has experience regulating 15 professions and protected titles in the health and care industry.

Brett Wilson’s legal practice at Kenworthy’s Chambers consists of Family Law (children, domestic abuse, and matrimonial finance) and Civil and Commercial. Additionally, he is a panel advocate for the HSE. You can read up on some of the notable cases he has worked on by visiting Brett’s Profile.