We have expertise in Professional Regulatory Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings.
Before embarking on any course of action, our specialist professional discipline lawyer’s will firstly take a detailed history of your case and circumstances. This will help us to fully understand the background to your matter. We will then select a solution which is best suited to your individual situation.
Most professions, such as doctors, dentists, psychologist’s pharmacists, nurses, social workers, community career workers, financial advisors, solicitors and accountants are regulated by an official regulatory body. Those bodies can investigate individuals and businesses for breaches of regulations or legislation.
Our team of professional discipline lawyers can advise and defend people who are being investigated, prosecuted or at risk of investigation or prosecution. We can help clients from a wide range of professions, so regardless of your circumstances, you can rely on us to offer expert advice on professional regulation and disciplinary investigations.
You can imagine that any regulatory intervention can have a negative impact on a professional’s career and accusations of professional misconduct, for example, can cause high levels of stress and anxiety.
In any event you are anticipating an investigation or have received confirmation that you are the subject of disciplinary proceedings, it is important to seek expert legal advice as soon as you can. In order to protect your professional registration and reputation, we can assist you by intervening early on to mitigate the potentially damaging impact of a complaint as quickly as possible.
We have a team of lawyers specialising in regulatory and disciplinary body investigations and associated tribunal hearings. As one of the respected law firms, you can rely on us to offer expert advice and defend your interests at all times.
We can offer you a plain and constructive advice from the outset and will work alongside you through each step of your case, keeping your best interests at heart. We recognise the importance of your registration with your professional body, its impact on your livelihood and for the need for it to be retained. When you meet with us, we will get to the bottom of your concerns and explain the relevant disciplinary or regulatory body’s powers and procedures to ensure you are prepared for every eventuality.
Our specialist professional discipline lawyers are experienced at liaising with investigating bodies and acting as an effective professional barrier between you and investigators. For example, in the event that interviews are required, we will advise and prepare you so that you can handle any line of questioning. Wherever possible, we will make written representations on your behalf, and shield you from any un-necessary distress. We can also provide representation at interim and final hearings as required.
To ensure that all our clients have access to the best defence possible we will investigate the availability of various forms of funding on your behalf such as Legal Expenses I insurance.
Furthermore, we are experienced in challenging decisions of regulatory bodies by way of appeals to the relevant tribunal or court. We can provide advice on seeking judicial review of a regulatory body’s decision where appropriate on grounds of un-reasonableness, unfairness, unlawfulness or breach of human rights.
Our Areas of Expertise in Professional Regulatory Investigation & Disciplinary Proceedings.
At Marsans our team are well resourced to advise our clients in relation to investigations by professional bodies. We have significant expertise in the following categories:
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accounting (CIPFA)
- Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
- Accountancy & Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB)
- Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority (SRA)
- Bar Standards Board (BSB)
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- General Optical Council (GOC)
- General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
- General Chiropractic Council (GCC)
- General Dental Council (GDC)
- Educational Professional Bodies (Awarding Organisation – Register of Regulated Qualifications) – (Ofqual)
- Other Regulatory Bodies
Usually disciplinary and regulatory matters overlap with various other areas of law and we often work together with lawyers in our employment, civil and serious fraud teams to offer advice on all the possible consequences of a disciplinary or regulatory investigation.
You can contact our Professional Regulatory & Disciplinary Investigations Lawyers.
In addition, if you are under investigation or are being prosecuted by a professional regulatory body, or a disciplinary tribunal, we will defend you every step of the way and work with you to clear your name as quickly as possible. If you feel that you are at risk of investigation, we can offer advice on the appropriate course of action.
To ensure that all our clients have access to the best defence possible we will investigate the availability of various forms of funding on your behalf such as Legal Expenses Insurance.
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