Professional Governance and Regulation

Advising professional regulatory bodies and their members.


Our Group is actively involved in:

  • Advising complaints committees on whether to charge misconduct, drafting charges and prosecuting charges before the professional discipline tribunal
  • Acting as legal counsel to or chairing professional discipline tribunals
  • Representing professionals in the investigation of a complaint and defending them against charges of misconduct before professional discipline tribunals
  • Advising professional regulatory bodies about governance, regulatory policy and compliance, strategic planning, government relations and public affairs, bylaws and rules, registration and admission, professional ethics, advertising, constitutional challenges, procedural fairness issues, investigation processes, freedom of information and privacy, judicial reviews and appeals, and unauthorized practice

We draw on the extensive resources of the Firm, bringing together whatever interdisciplinary skills an issue may require.