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Fameeda is an experienced regulatory lawyer with particular expertise in professional discipline and court of protection matters.

Fameeda has previously worked in-house at the General Medical Council and has subsequently spent over ten years in private practice. This background gives her a fuller understanding of the regulatory sector and how it operates.

Fameeda has extensive experience in advising regulatory bodies and those who are regulated, particularly within the healthcare and social care sector. She regularly advises NHS clients in relation to court of protection and medical treatment matters.


Fameeda works predominantly within the following regulatory sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Social Care
  • Childcare
  • Court of Protection

Fameeda’s skills and experience include:

  • Investigation
  • Legal Advice
  • Appeals
  • Procedural Reviews
  • Inquiries/Inquests
  • Private Prosecutions


Professional Discipline and Regulation  

Fameeda’s experience includes assisting and advising regulatory clients in relation to fitness to practise investigations, statutory prosecutions, witness interviews, evidential requirements, charge drafting, the merits of subsequent challenges to decisions of the regulator, preparations for hearing and appeals. She has acted on behalf of key regulatory bodies including:

  • Care Quality Commission
  • Ofsted
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • General Medical Council
  • Bar Standards Board
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Security Industry Authority

Appeals and Legal Challenges

Fameeda acts on behalf of regulatory clients including the CQC and Ofsted, in respect of First Tier Tribunal appeals made by providers, against enforcement action and decisions taken in relation to registration.

She also advises NHS Trusts, GPs, Care Providers (and other CQC regulated service providers) in relation to:

  • enforcement action
  • factual accuracy challenges
  • ratings reviews
  • first-tier tribunal appeals

Court of Protection

Fameeda regularly advises NHS clients on healthcare regulatory issues and court of protection matters. This includes concerns relating to the deprivation of liberty, best interests, capacity, welfare, safeguarding and residence. She has also worked on cases involving medical treatment issues regarding the consent, provision and withdrawal of life sustaining treatment.


Fameeda has been involved in many complex, sensitive, high profile matters over the years, including the investigation of registrants on behalf of the NMC, following the Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry. Fameeda was also part of the team representing the Coroner on the Inquests into the Hillsborough stadium disaster, which concluded in 2016.

What people say

  • The team has been excellent in being able to respond to last minute requests for assistance or to attend Hearings at short notice The individuals are always helpful, friendly and knowledgeable in what they do. They are able to respond with professionalism and integrity at all times. Fameeda is fantastic – she is understanding of the pressures on both sides and has also been fabulous in providing informal supervision when things become pressured between clients. Fameeda is so approachable and will advocate on my behalf as required.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Fameed Shafiq- thorough, diligent, personable and insightful.

    Legal 500, Client quote