Coronavirus: We recognise that it will be important for regulators and their professions and registrants that they are still able to function as normally as possible in these unusual circumstances. Our team of regulatory and disciplinary lawyers are working remotely and will be able to assist regulators with advice and representation where it is needed.
We are well known for our extensive experience of providing legal services and advice to individuals and regulatory bodies across a wide range of sectors, including legal, health care, social care, church, sport, finance and education.
The expertise we have in this area spans acting for the regulated individual, for the regulator, as independent legal assessor to panels, as independent legally qualified chair of panels, and in a judicial capacity.
Regulatory bodies our solicitors act for or provide legal services to include the Law Society of Scotland, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Scottish Social Services Council.
We can act for you and advise on a wide range of legal and business matters including:
Investigating and presenting conduct and fitness to practise allegations
Drafting charges, statements and associated documents
Investigating and acting in protection of title cases
Advising on and acting in applications and appeals in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Court
Advising on and acting in judicial review proceedings in the Court of Session
Reviewing and auditing decisions
Drafting memoranda of understanding and responses to consultation papers
Drafting rules and guidance
Corresponding with governments on regulatory matters
Training panel members and in-house staff
Acting as independent legal adviser/assessor to panels dealing with conduct, fitness to practise and temporary order hearings
Acting as independent legally qualified chair at hearings and case management meetings dealing with conduct, fitness to practise and temporary order hearings