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Professional Discipline

Professionals must satisfy registration criteria and abide by Codes of Conduct. They may face fitness to practise or suitability investigations if it is alleged that they have departed from expectations imposed by their regulator. Such procedures must be fair and have regard to human rights law.

With over 100 years of specialist experience, and top-ranked lawyers who have unrivalled experience in the field, we are one of the UK and Ireland's pre-eminent firms advising on professional discipline.

    Notable deals and highlights

    • We have long-standing relationships with the Medical Councils in Ireland and UK, which has involved the preparation and presentation of some of their highest profile cases, the development of UK revalidation processes and support during inquiries and reviews.
    • We supported a number of legal regulators and in particular helped with the development of the new SQE for the UK's Solicitors Regulation Authority.
    • We work with regulatory authorities in the Middle East to develop frameworks to assess suitability and deal with complaints against regulators.