Brunskill advises professional people in relation to disciplinary and regulatory investigations. Much of our work is concentrated on negotiations with regulators in order to avoid formal proceedings.

As with all our work, in whatever area, we strive to find an early resolution and to conclude a case quickly with a favourable outcome. Our past experience with a wide range of regulators pays dividends when working in this sector. Each regulator has a particular culture and way of doing things; this can be of huge significance when deciding how matters should be negotiated or what representations should be made to them.

Disciplinary issues often arise when professional people are subjected to criminal or regulatory enforcement proceedings. We are experts at dealing with these parallel proceedings. In particular, we take great care to ensure that information gathering powers in one set of matters are not abused in order to secure evidence for the benefit of the other proceedings and vice versa.

Some of the professional disciplinary and regulatory bodies that we have dealt with are as follows:

  • The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA)
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • The General Medical Council (GMC)
  • The General Dental Council (GDC)
  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • The Independent Police Complaints commission (IPCC)
  • Trading Standards