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Professional Discipline Regulations

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Professional Discipline Regulations

Lawyer Serving Toronto

416-583-2377

PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AND DISCIPLINE LAWYER

LEGAL HELP WITH PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLE PROCEEDINGS

Our team of civil litigation lawyers regularly represents professionals in connection with complaints, investigations, and disciplinary proceedings commenced against them by regulatory bodies or under the legislation. Our clients include lawyers, paralegals, brokers, social workers, teachers, police officers, and other professionals. We are acutely aware of the importance of licences and professional accreditation to these professionals.

We have represented clients when appearing before tribunals and boards on disciplinary matters. We have also assisted clients in a wide range of matters, from registration to licence revocation.

Our insights into these cases arise in part from our experience in acting as prosecutors in disciplinary and regulatory proceedings before regulatory agencies and courts. We also maintain a limited practice of prosecutorial services and independent legal counsel to regulators, colleges, and boards. This enables us to see professional regulation and discipline issues from both sides and create a strong defence for our clients in the professions.

Our diversity of experience helps us strategize, in both defending our clients and helping them mitigate against damages to personal and business reputations. As part of this process, and when possible, we use the alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in place by colleges, boards, tribunals, and regulators.

LEGAL HELP WITH PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLE PROCEEDINGS

PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY LAWYER SERVING TORONTO

Many professions and trades are regulated in Ontario, requiring a license or certificate in order to work in these industries. A governing body will generally have the authority to admit and regulate its professionals in the performance of their services.

Professionals are required to comply with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations of their profession. Often, professionals are particularly required to satisfy rules of professional conduct. For example, chartered professional accountants must be professionally competent pursuant to the CPA Code of Professional Conduct.

If a professional has allegedly breached a rule of professional conduct, by for example, not being not competent in their provision of services, the individual may be subject to a complaint, investigation and/or regulatory proceeding. If that is the case, the professional may wish to seek legal counsel or assistance.

PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY LAWYER SERVING TORONTO

EXAMPLES OF REGULATED PROFESSIONS IN ONTARIO

  • Architects
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dentists
  • Dietitians
  • Early childhood educators
  • Engineers
  • Land surveyors
  • Lawyers
  • Massage therapists
  • Midwives
  • Naturopaths
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Paralegals
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians and surgeons
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Veterinarians
EXAMPLES OF REGULATED PROFESSIONS IN ONTARIO

EXAMPLES OF REGULATORY BODIES IN ONTARIO

  • Association of Ontario Land Surveyors
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Chartered Professional Accountants
  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • College of Chiropractors
  • College of Dental Hygienists
  • College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • College of Early Childhood Educators
  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
  • College of Midwives of Ontario
  • College of Naturopaths of Ontario
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • College of Optometrists of Ontario
  • College of Pharmacists of Ontario
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • College of Veterinarians of Ontario
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Association of Architects
  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
EXAMPLES OF REGULATORY BODIES IN ONTARIO

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Represented licensed mortgage brokers in appeals before the Financial Services Tribunal.
  • Represented motor vehicle salesperson in appeal of a decision to revoke licence to the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
  • Represented licensed real estate salesperson in appeal of a decision to revoke licence to the Licence Appeal Tribunal.
  • Provided advice to real estate salesperson under investigation.
  • Provided advice to businesses under investigation by the Ontario College of Trades.
  • Provided advice to electrical contractors under investigation by the Electrical Safety Authority.
  • Provided advice to contractors under investigation by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.
  • Represented police officers charged with disciplinary offences under the Police Services Act.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AND DISCIPLINE LAWYER

HELPING PROFESSIONALS IN TORONTO

EXAMPLES OF GOVERNING LEGISLATION FOR VARIOUS PROFESSIONS

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario Act, 2017
  • Dentistry Act, 1991
  • Law Society Act
  • Police Services Act
  • Professional Engineers Act
  • Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

As professionals ourselves, we understand the importance of maintaining one’s professional reputation and character. Should you be in the unfortunate circumstance of facing a professional complaint, investigation and/or regulatory proceeding, please do not hesitate to contact Chand & Co. at 416-583-2377. We are here to help.

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