Professional Discipline

We act for a wide variety of professionals facing investigation by their regulatory or enforcement bodies. This includes matters relating to alleged misconduct, dishonesty, professional negligence, and other fitness to practise concerns. Being subject to professional disciplinary proceedings can be damaging and distressing. We provide advice and representation from the point of allegation through to final hearings, appeals and judicial review challenges. By drawing on our sector-specific expertise, we help protect reputations and livelihoods.


Example professions and their regulatory bodies:

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.

Professional Discipline

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 a professional discipline 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 a professional discipline investigation and, if necessary, at a disciplinary hearing and will ensure that your defence is clearly and firmly presented throughout the process.

Prevention is better than a cure

How Richardson Lissack can help

Our lawyers are available to assist you and provide legal advice.

Contact London 020 3753 5352 or Manchester 0161 834 7284. Alternatively you can email

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Ben Richardson
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Ben Richardson

“The professionalism throughout was exemplary, I felt I was always able to make contact and receive feedback from the start to the end of the process. Ben was a much needed calming influence throughout.”

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