Capsticks is delighted to announce that partner, Nicole Curtis, and her three colleagues Katrina Wingfield, Geoff Hudson and Neil Wilks, have joined our leading professional regulatory team.

Capsticks advise many regulators in the health and social care, legal services and education sectors. The team’s experience focusses on the investigation and presentation of fitness to practise/ misconduct cases, but also covers appeals, judicial reviews and information law. Its reputation is built on providing proportionate and high quality case preparation and presentation and a service that delivers value for money.

All four regulatory specialists have joined Capsticks from Bates Wells, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience to further strengthen Capsticks’ regulatory offering.

Senior Partner, Rachael Heenan says: “It’s fantastic that Nicole and her colleagues have chosen to join us. Their expertise adds to our leading team in the regulatory sector acting for a significant number of regulators. Nicole and her colleagues join a very strong team which ensure our regulatory clients are provided with the best, most responsive solutions to their work upholding standards and protecting the public.

Nicole Curtis says: “I am delighted to be joining Capsticks at this time to support regulators with their professional disciplinary work. I am pleased too that my colleagues Katrina Wingfield, Geoff Hudson and Neil Wilks are also joining Capsticks. We look forward to continuing to work with our wide range of existing clients, including the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Farriers Registration Council, but also to getting to know the many regulatory clients who already instruct Capsticks.”

Head of Capsticks’ Regulatory Division, James Penry-Davey says: “Nicole and her colleagues have had a really strong reputation in the market for many years and we know that they are all leading regulatory lawyers who are committed to their clients. Our Regulatory Division already numbers 80 people, but the arrival of Nicole and her colleagues will further boost our capacity to deliver a high quality, efficient and cost effective service to our regulatory clients. At a time when regulators are under pressure to deliver more for less and legislative reform is back on the agenda in the sector, the arrival of Nicole and her colleagues is an exciting part of our team’s growth strategy and I look forward to working with them.”

Capsticks’ 350 specialist lawyers are all engaged in healthcare, housing, public sector or regulatory work, and are fully immersed in the closely-related sectors in which they work. Their unrivalled knowledge and experience in issues affecting public sector organisations nationally, ensures all clients are provided with outstanding guidance and support.