Most professionals are regulated by a body that is tasked with upholding the reputation of their respective profession. On occasion, a professional may receive notification from their regulatory body that they are under investigation for misconduct.
This can sometimes come out of the blue and will be a great source of anxiety for those concerned. How an investigation is dealt with at an early stage may mean the difference between it concluding at an early stage or it proceeding to a full disciplinary hearing; strategy is crucial. On many occasions, an investigation may be initiated by a complaint by a previous client with the objective of a claim in negligence at a later date. It is imperative that the disciplinary process is dealt with correctly to minimise the prospect of court proceedings following.
We can advise and assist in respect disciplinary investigations and proceedings carried out by the following bodies:
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Financial Conduct Authority
- Care Quality Commission
- General Dental Council
- General medical Council
- General Pharmaceutical Council