Legal case studies

Find out how our in-house legal team has assisted members with legal advice and representation

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These case studies are based on real member experiences. They provide valuable points of learning from varied situations, and illustrate how we offer expert assistance to our members when they need it most.

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College investigation of a pre-reg for falsifying certificate
Newly qualified optometrist, Jay's story

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Patient complaint about their prescription
Practice owner, Paul’s story 


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Flexible working request around childcare arrangements
Resident optometrist, Sayeeda’s story


generic maleSupport for a business owner with staff on long-term sickness absence
Graham’s story


generic maleEmployer support during redundancy process
Practice owner, Philip’s story


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Employer accused of unfair dismissal and discrimination
Employer, Kate’s story


generic female Employment law advice regarding a pre-reg contract change after furlough
Newly qualified optometrist Helena’s story


generic maleAllegation of failure to obtain consent involving a vulnerable patient
Optometrist James' story 


generic female GOC fitness to practise hearing - Defending a member against an allegation of dishonesty
Locum optometrist Julie's story


generic maleAppeal against GOC for refusing a member’s request to be restored to the Register after failure to renew
Pre-registration optometrist member Jason's story


generic maleEmployment support during a workplace restructure
University lecturer and optometry teacher Jack's story


generic maleComplaint against a practice owner
Practice owner Paul's story


generic maleGOC investigation into misconduct
AOP member George's story


generic female GOC fitness to practise hearing, defending a member against an allegation of misconduct
Registered optometrist Mary's story


generic female Appeal against a GOC decision to refuse a student admission
Student member Rupa's story


generic maleGOC investigation into failure to screen patients and falsifying patient records
Pre-registration optometrist member Craig's story


generic maleAppeal against GOC for refusing restoration to the GOC register
Pre-registration optometrist member Alex's story


How to contact the legal team

  • Email the legal team on [email protected]
  • Telephone 020 7549 2020
    (Please note, this number goes through to a voicemail system. After leaving your details, a member of the legal team will call you back within one working day)