Avnish is a Senior Associate within the Regulatory Team, undertaking professional disciplinary investigations for Social Work England. Avnish has dealt with a variety of cases, including large and complex competency matters, which have been heard before Social Work England’s Panel of Adjudicators. Avnish provides advice at all stages of the fitness to practise process from triage through to hearing.
Avnish joined Capsticks in 2021, having spent the previous 6 years at The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (“RCVS”) where he was responsible for the management of cases appearing before its Disciplinary Committee and for cases being dealt with under its health protocol. Avnish also advised members of the profession, members of the public and statutory committees on professional conduct generally and assisted the RCVS with the implementation of new policy and guidance relating to its disciplinary function.
Avnish also has previous experience in advising medico-legal defence organisations in relation to the defence of doctors and dentists before their regulatory bodies and in assisting lay and professional defendants in criminal matters.
Qualified as a Solicitor