Professional life requires continued adherence to codes of conduct both within and beyond the workplace. Doctors, dentists, nurses, teachers, lawyers, social workers, police officers and others must each comply with the standards set by their professional regulatory bodies. Failure to do so may lead to suspension or being struck off a register altogether. Offending behaviour can relate to incompetency or inappropriate or unlawful activities, be this fraud, assault or inappropriate sexual relationships.
During investigations and disciplinary hearings, lawyers will advise either an individual professional, perhaps after referral from a trade union, or the regulatory body itself.
Professionals being investigated by their regulatory bodies have procedural and substantive rights. During such times, it's important to seek sound legal advice to protect your hard-earned license and reputation. KPA Lawyers has experience defending professionals in regulatory proceedings.
Contact us to book a consultation for your regulatory matter.