We can assist you if you are facing a professional discipline or ‘fitness to practise’ investigation. Our solicitors have experience of representing professionals facing disciplinary and fitness to practise investigations by a wide range of regulatory bodies.
Accompanying You to Your Professional Discipline or Fitness to Practise Hearing
Professionals have the right to be accompanied by a lawyer at a professional discipline or fitness to practise hearing before their professional regulatory body. Slater & Gordon Lawyers can guide you through the process, providing you with the advice needed to ensure the best possible outcome. This includes preparation for the hearing itself, an analysis of the case against you, how to respond and most importantly, a strategy to achieve your aim. Matters of professional discipline or fitness to practise are extremely serious. Being summoned to a professional disciplinary or fitness to practise hearing is a highly distressing situation for a professional to face, regardless of whether or not that individual believes themselves to be responsible for the alleged misconduct, or performance issue.
At an employment disciplinary hearing there is a risk of a formal warning, sanction, or at worst dismissal. However, at a professional disciplinary or fitness to practise hearing your very future in your chosen profession can hang in the balance.
The procedures at disciplinary and fitness to practise hearings vary widely from profession to profession, depending on the rules of the body regulating that profession. Professional discipline and fitness to practise hearings share a common characteristic in that they follow a highly intensive process involving a considerable amount of formal documentation and procedure. This can be extremely daunting, especially if you have not experienced such a procedure before. Our experienced team can advise and support you through this process.
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Slater & Gordon Lawyers have offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield, Wakefield & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire.
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