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Deepika Raino

Legal Director

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A legal director in our professional conduct team, Deepika has a strong background in professional regulation.

A legal director in our professional conduct team, Deepika has a strong background in professional regulation and has been practising for around 22 years.

Deepika acts for a range of professional clients facing misconduct investigations by their professional regulatory body or university course provider, including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, opticians, psychologists, solicitors, barristers, chiropractors, physiotherapists, social workers, medical experts and university students.

She is highly experienced in fitness to practise investigations and inquests around allegations of dishonesty, plagiarism, sexual misconduct, acting beyond scope of practice, crossing professional boundaries, fraud, gross negligence manslaughter, death/serious injury by dangerous driving, performance and health concerns.

Deepika advises professionals and organisations in whistle blowing, defamation and harassment cases, and assists professionals in criminal investigations and interviews under cautions.

She also represents organisations in inquests including private and public hospitals, GP practices and others relating to gross negligence manslaughter, suicides, failure to diagnose or offer appropriate/timely treatment, failure to carry out adequate risk assessments, failure to refer to mental health or safeguarding teams and systemic issues following inadequate policies and procedures.

Deepika provides legal advice to universities and student unions regarding counselling services and the sharing of confidential information, data protection breaches, and drugs policies.

She advises individuals and private and public organisations including NHS trusts, NHS England and Primary Care Practices in relation to relevant statutory frameworks concerning compliance, procedures and contractual issues.

She advises clients on issues such as applications for Registration or Restoration onto Professional Registers, Inquests, Performers’ List/PAG investigations, Maintaining High Professional Standards in the NHS, CQC, Ofsted, NHSE and Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman investigations and Appeals.

Deepika is also on the Sports Resolution Panel for SCMP (Safeguarding Case Management Programme) for safeguarding matters.

Deepika has written for major publications including Pulse Today, The Dentistry, Health Matters, Dental Review News, Optician, Primary Health Net and the Law Society Gazette.

Deepika joined Brabners in March 2023 and is based in our Leeds office, acting for privately funded and insurance-backed clients.

I contacted Deepika Raino after my professional indemnity organisation refused to support me and defend me. From the first contact I was fully reassured and convinced by Deepika that she would do everything possible to receive a positive outcome. I felt a big relief as I was very desperate and did not know what to do. I fully relied on her professionalism and expertise. Over three years I was fully supported and contacted when needed. As a result, after the MPT reviewed the restrictions on my practise, they were revoked completely and my fitness to practise is no longer impaired. Thank you very much.

General Medical Council Fitness to Practise investigation

Many thanks to Deepika Raino for your help and support. Thank you for being there on the first day [of the hearing] which put me at ease and for all the valuable advice. I could not have done this without you

General Medical Council Fitness to Practise investigation

I would like to thank Deepika Raino for your support and guidance through what has been quite a challenging time. My application is in the best position it can be and fingers crossed we get a positive result.

Solicitors Regulation Authority Early Character and Suitability Screening Application

Deepika Raino is extremely professional, knowledgeable and timely in her work on behalf of her clients. Her personable communication and effectiveness in her position provides great reassurance in testing times for a positive resolution.

University Lecturer Disciplinary Investigation

You helped to save my career and will always hold a special place.

General Medical Council Fitness to Practise Investigation

Deepika Raino is responsive, an excellent communicator and has great judgment. Her case preparation is meticulous and she is extremely well organised. Clients trust her to handle the most difficult and complex cases with sensitivity and care.

Barrister, professional colleague

Deepika [Raino], you've been a fantastic help and support throughout the past year… thank you for all your guidance. I remember calling you feeling very helpless and lost but you quickly helped and reassured me, ensuring that the doctor and I had the support we needed in very testing circumstances, which ultimately led to the extremely positive decision. We honestly couldn't have gotten through it without you and your expertise. I will be forever grateful.

General Medical Council Fitness to Practise Investigation

Deepika [Raino], I have seen many defence/remediation bundles and your preparation and the way you are with clients is head and shoulders above others.

Barrister, professional colleague

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