Employment and Professional Discipline

Few professionals will need to be made aware of the potential wide-reaching consequences an allegation of professional misconduct or wrongdoing can have. When under the scrutiny of a regulator, careers, reputations and livelihoods are on the line. Our team has extensive experience in employment and professional discipline.

At FC Lawyers we recognise how sensitive these issues are and understand what’s involved in protecting professional status and reputation.

We strive to engage with a professional’s regulator at an early stage. If engagement fails, we can deploy powerful advocacy skills.

As such we have considerable experience dealing with disciplinary and regulatory matters and proceedings for a number of regulated professionals and regulatory bodies including:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Nurses and midwives
  • Allied healthcare professionals
  • Solicitors and Barristers
  • Police officers and emergency services officers
  • Financial services employees
  • Academics
  • Teachers
  • Accountants

In recognition of the demands of this work, all professional discipline cases are dealt with at Principal level. Our advice always takes reputational issues into consideration and is aimed at limiting the impact on you, our client.

Achieving the most favourable outcome from a professional disciplinary investigation, and seeking to avoid the most damaging consequences, depends on taking expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity.

Our specialist team of employment and professional discipline at FC Lawyers can:

  • advise and conduct investigations and evidence gathering.
  • prosecuting and defending regulatory and enforcement investigations actions.
  • Advising clients under investigation, including assisting with disclosure of information, preparing written responses and attending interviews.
  • disciplinary proceedings, including the prosecution and defence of matters before professional tribunals and in appeals before QCAT.
  • Professional conduct and fitness to practice hearings/appeals against decisions.

Contact our team today to discuss your legal needs.