Legal case studies

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

Legal case studies

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.

To protect our members' identities, all names have been changed.

generic maleEmployment and union support during a disciplinary
Specialist refractive optometrist, Ismail'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.)