Regulatory / Disciplinary Proceedings
The procedural and disciplinary processes relating to the regulation of professionals has harmonised in recent years. Regulators are now far more likely to encroach upon personal issues in and outside the professional sphere. Professionals are often required to justify their conduct in writing, may be asked to attend formal or informal meetings and, in some instances, may be required to defend their conduct or actions before a disciplinary tribunal. Extensive knowledge of disciplinary rules and processes, and experience in the appropriate tone and content for the preparation of written representations can make all the difference. Our team will be dedicated to your case and offer the skill and experience to guide you through this difficult process. The firm has extensive experience in dealing with matters investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (including prosecutions before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal), the General Medical Council, the General Dental Council and virtually every other professional regulator. Because of our expertise in privacy, we are also almost uniquely placed to handle publicity issues arising out of regulatory investigations and prosecutions.