Many professionals are regulated by an official body which set the standards that must be adhered to within the profession and then monitor compliance. Often the regulation of members’ behaviour will extend beyond the workplace and usual working hours.
Examples of professions and their regulatory bodies:
Solicitors – Solicitors Regulation Authority
Barristers – Bar Council
Doctors – General Medical Council
Dentists – General Dental Council
Pharmacists – General Pharmaceutical Council
Nurses and Midwives – Nursing and Midwifery Council
Independent Financial Advisors – Financial Conduct Authority
Teachers – Teaching Regulation Agency
Where it is alleged that a professional’s conduct amounts to a breach, the professional body will undertake an investigation and may instigate disciplinary proceedings if deemed necessary. A breach may be an allegation of incompetency or relate to inappropriate or unlawful activities. In the most serious disciplinary cases the professional body may revoke the registration or license of the professional so that they are no longer able to practice.
At Richardson Lissack we understand the devastating effect that even an investigation can have on your career and life. We know how important it is for you to defend your reputation and protect your profession.
We can support you through an investigation and, if necessary, at a disciplinary hearing and will ensure that your defence is clearly and firmly presented throughout the process.
If you think we may be able to assist with any professional difficulties you are experiencing please do not hesitate to contact our team on 020 7413 4635 or 0161 834 7284.