Professional disciplinary

Our team provides guidance, support and advice to professionals facing a disciplinary complaint or prosecution by a regulator.

Our nationwide team of experienced professional disciplinary lawyers can help you respond effectively to a complaint or investigation by your professional regulatory body and navigate the disciplinary process by pro-actively mitigating risk, managing reputational damage and providing tailored, practical and commercial advice.

Mindful of the costs, stress and commercial impact of managing a disciplinary investigation, our specialist lawyers can create a custom strategy for handling a complaint or investigation beyond the disciplinary rules and process.

We also offer risk management training and regulatory updates to clients.

Our lawyers

Our lawyers are experienced in defending and responding to professional disciplinary and regulatory complaints, be that through preparing written representations, negotiations, liaising with the regulator or by preparing for and attending a disciplinary tribunal or appeal process. 

Our experience

We are experts in defending complaints and managing the disciplinary process for a wide variety of professions, including:

  • Solicitors - Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA); Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT)
  • Licensed Conveyancers - Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC)
  • Accountants - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW); Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS); and
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • Actuaries - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA)
  • Insolvency Professionals - ICAEW and Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA)
  • Architects - Architects Registration Board (ARB); Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Surveyors - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Health, Safety and Welfare - Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Medical professionals - General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Dentists - General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Barristers - Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Our clients

We work with a wide range of professional clients, risk teams and insurers. In each case, understanding the impact that a disciplinary complaint has on the individual and the wider business is key to how we devise a strategy and respond to a regulator effectively. 

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