Our professional regulation & discipline solicitors can advise and defend you or your business if you face an investigation or disciplinary action.

 If your profession is governed by an official body, it can investigate you for alleged breaches of regulation and discipline you based on their findings. 

Contact our team today on 0800 028 1943 to discuss your situation.

What Professions Could Face A Professional Discipline Investigation?

Registration with a regulatory body is vital to several professions and many can't practice at all without it. A governing body can revoke your registration or licence if it finds that you’ve breached its regulations or that you aren’t fit to practice.

Professions that could face an investigation include:

  • Solicitors
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Financial advisors.

We work with many professionals to defend claims that they can’t do their job. Find out how we can help by contacting us on 0800 028 1943.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell For Professional Regulation Issues?

We know that investigations can be damaging to your career or business. By guiding you through the process, we can help to protect your reputation.

If an investigation leads to a tribunal or hearing, we’ll support you through the legal process. We can also appeal decisions if you’ve been treated unfairly.

Our dedicated team of professional regulation and discipline lawyers will be with you every step of the way. We’ll work closely with you so you can get back to work as soon as possible.

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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 could appeal a 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 for a free initial consultation to find out more.

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