While it’s a great thing to have a profession, the fact is that your professional status puts you at the mercy of a range of professional bodies when things go wrong, or even when unsubstantiated allegations are made against you.
Many regulatory bodies hold immense powers to investigate and judge you. They can impose penalties that can damage your livelihood and even end your career.
We’ve specialised in professional misconduct cases for many years, for clients including doctors, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, opticians, paramedics, solicitors, barristers, accountants, chartered surveyors, teachers, police officers, social workers, and insolvency practitioners.
While we’ve learned a great many things in this time, there are two key facts that stand out above all others:
- Every professional body has its own unique disciplinary processes
- There are no written rules to help you to prepare an effective defence
This doesn’t mean you have to be helpless in the face of a misconduct investigation or disciplinary hearing. What it does mean is that you need help and support from specialist misconduct solicitors. We’ve first-hand experience of how professional bodies conduct investigations into alleged breaches.
It’s also worth noting that if you’ve become aware of any impending investigation, inspection or Fitness to Practice hearing, the sooner you seek help the more likely a successful outcome will be.
Call us right away on 020 8553 5995 or contact us online and we’ll call you.