Professional Discipline (Business)
All professionals operate under strict regulations. The regulatory environments are generally complex and are subject to frequent change. Professionals charged with breaches of discipline, misconduct or subject to investigation or other disciplinary enquiries therefore often find it very difficult to defend themselves or to know where they stand. The regulatory bodies have the power to prevent professionals from practising for lengthy periods or permanently, or to place serious conditions on their ability to practise, which makes it all the more important that professionals obtain the best advice and assistance.
If you need advice on a professional disciplinary matter, myBarrister can put in contact with an expert barrister who will give you clear guidance on all aspects of professional procedural and disciplinary questions. myBarrister barristers have expertise in professional regulatory environments covering matters impacting on the following professionals:
- health and social care professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, all types of therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers and paramedics.
- financial services providers, including bankers, financial advisors and investment advisors
- structural and civil engineers
Our barristers have much experience in representing clients before all professional regulatory bodies and tribunals, including in disciplinary cases involving the Bar Standards Board (BSB, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), the General Medical Council (GMC / MPTS), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Dental Council (GDC), the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Our barristers have experience dealing with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and other healthcare inspectorates both in early stages and appealing any notices or determinations to the first-tier tribunal.
They also have experience dealing with NHS England in relation to issues with NHS performers lists and challenging NHS England and decisions of Performers List Decision-Making Panels [PLDPs]. They can advise on conditions, suspension or removal and representation in all cases.
If you are anticipating an investigation into any aspect of your professional conduct or performance or are the subject of a client complaint to your professional regulator or current or threatened disciplinary proceedings, it is important to seek expert legal advice from a suitable barrister as soon as you can.
Why choose a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law, are best placed to advise on the right course of action and the right barrister will be able to argue your case to a very high standard in any disciplinary hearing, tribunal or court.
Which barrister should I choose?
If you need expert advice on professional discipline, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.
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