Heather Carmichael and Anne Bennie named as External Counsel for the Nursing and Midwifery Council


We are delighted to announce that Heather Carmichael and Anne Bennie have been named as External Counsel by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

After undergoing training by the NMC Heather and Anne, together with four other members of the Faculty of Advocates, were named as External Counsel.

One of the roles of External Counsel is to be case presenters at NMC fitness to practice hearings in Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London.

Westwater Advocates has a reputation for excellence in professional disciplinary matters, with a number of our members regularly instructed in cases concerning teachers, doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers and the clergy.

Speaking about these latest appointments Clerk Sheila Westwater said “I am delighted that Heather and Anne have been named as External Counsel by the NMC. These appointments are thoroughly well-deserved and they continue the tradition of expertise in regulatory matters which is one of the stable’s core strengths.”