Facing a regulatory investigation or disciplinary proceedings can be stressful and time consuming especially if they lead to a court hearing. Our solicitors can help you defend your position no matter what industry you work in.

Contact our team today on 0207 650 3939 to talk about your situation.

What Can We Help With?

Professional discipline situations often mean dealing with regulators. They can also involve employment and criminal issues too. We can help you with:

  • Regulatory investigations
  • Disciplinary proceedings (brought by your regulator and/or your employer)
  • Blowing the whistle on colleagues or an employer
  • Criminal prosecution.

You should get legal advice as soon as possible if you’re involved in a professional discipline case or think you might face one in future. Acting quickly can help protect your reputation and career.

Who Can We Help?

Our professional discipline solicitors help regulated professionals and senior executives in any sector, with particular expertise in

  • Legal (Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board)
  • Financial Services (Financial Conduct Authority)
  • Education (Teaching Regulation Agency)
  • Accountancy and Actuarial (Financial Reporting Council)
  • Healthcare (including the General Medical Council, the General Osteopathic Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, Nursing & Midwifery and General Dental Council).

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

We can defend your position in an investigation and guide you through from start to finish. You’ll get advice in plain English so you understand exactly what your options are.

Our lawyers have experience helping senior professionals, executives and board members in many highly regulated industries.

Your career and reputation are important. We’ll always try to negotiate or mediate a resolution out of court to reduce any disruption to your life.

We have offices across the UK, so we can help wherever you’re based. As a full service law firm, we can also put you in touch with other legal experts like our employment or brand reputation solicitors.

Contact Us

If you need advice, call us on 0207 650 3939 or contact us online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Choose Irwin Mitchell To Represent Me During Regulatory Or Disciplinary Proceedings?

As one of the UK's largest full-service law firms, we have the expertise and resources to give you the very best defence, whatever your circumstances.

As well as legal experts, we also have experienced negotiators and mediators. We may be able to help you avoid lengthy and costly legal battles, minimising the damage a regulatory dispute could do to your career and professional reputation.

Our Public Law & Human Rights Team have an extensive history of success with challenging public body decisions at judicial review. If your regulatory body has treated you unfairly during an investigation, we can appeal any decision they make.

We understand how important your reputation is to your career. Regulatory and disciplinary investigations can have a huge effect even if allegations aren’t proven. Our Defamation, Libel & Slander specialists can help you if untruthful and malicious allegations are made against you.

With Irwin Mitchell offices around the country, you’re never too far away to get the help and advice you need. Call us today on 0800 028 1943 or contact us online for more information.

What Does Fitness-To-Practice Mean?

Fitness to Practice involves having the skills and knowledge to effectively carry out your profession. You must be Fit to Practice to get a licence or registration from your governing body.

Usually, you’ll need certain qualifications and show evidence of continued learning during your career to meet Fitness to Practice standards.

Your character is also assessed to make sure you can conduct your profession responsibly and effectively - for example, being honest with clients and the governing body. It can also include behaviour in your private life that might affect the reputation of your profession or industry.

Some regulatory bodies, such those governing medical professions, also require good health for Fitness to Practice.

Each governing body publishes codes of conduct that its members must follow for Fitness to Practice. If they don’t, they could face regulatory investigations or disciplinary proceedings.

Contact us today to find out more.

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