Professional services - legal representation

Our lawyers offer specialist advice and representation to professional clients facing proceedings before regulatory bodies and professional disciplinary tribunals. We deal with a wide range of cases, including registration and indemnity insurance matters, issues of professional competence and due care, allegations of professional misconduct and criminal convictions.

If you are under investigation or you have been called to a professional conduct hearing, you should contact our lawyers on 0203 816 9274 with out delay.

Our professional discipline lawyers offer specialist advice and representation to clients in the accountancy, property and legal sectors.

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Investigations and disciplinary hearings

Our lawyers can assist with investigations and disciplinary hearings before a number of regulators, including: 

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • The Bar Standards Board (BSB)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

Facing disciplinary proceedings

If you are facing professional disciplinary proceedings you should seek specialist advice to protect your interests and safeguard your practice. Our lawyers can assist at all stages of proceedings, including initial referral and investigation, assistance with written responses to allegations, representation at interim orders/interim measures hearings and professional conduct hearings. 

Our firm is recommended by the Legal 500 for professional disciplinary work. We have a network of offices, including London & Manchester, allowing us to act for clients nationwide. We take a pro-active approach to defending cases and we pride ourselves on achieving the best possible results for our clients. We appreciate that regulators often impose tight deadlines on and we regularly prepare cases at very short notice. 

In addition to dealing with professional disciplinary matters, as a full-service law firm we also assist professional clients with a range of legal matters including professional negligence claims, contractual disputes and litigation, commercial property matters and criminal investigations. 

For a confidential, no-obligation discussion regarding your case, contact one of our specialist lawyers on 0203 816 9274. Alternatively please complete our enquiry form and a member of the professional discipline team will contact you as a matter of urgency.

We're widely accredited for our work - regulatory & criminal justice

  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our regulatory and criminal justice team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

Memberships & accreditations

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It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

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I was kept up to date at every junction. My case is now closed with no restrictions to my practice. Thank you to Carl and his team especially Laura who worked so diligently on my case! They acted professional at all times. I highly recommend this company.
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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.