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Professional Regulation and Discipline Law

There are approximately 40 professions in Ontario that regulate themselves under statute. Many other professions participate in voluntary self-regulation. Our professional regulation and discipline group is devoted to the highly specialized nature of this field.

We act for professionals and their regulatory bodies in the health care, education, construction and design, real estate, and business and accounting sectors. Our expertise includes:

  • formation and structuring of business entities in order to maximize tax efficiencies including incorporation
  • registration, accreditation and examination
  • complaints and investigations
  • discipline for misconduct or incompetence
  • incapacity matters
  • standard and rule setting
  • quality assurance, peer assessment and inspection programs
  • client relations and public education
  • prosecuting unregistered persons engaging in authorized practice or using protected titles
  • dispute resolution and litigation

Many colleges, professionals and professional organizations are experiencing the burden of increasing legal costs. By taking a common sense approach, including working with our clients to address emerging issues before they arise, we are often successful in minimizing problems or avoiding them altogether. Clients often find we get the job done – and we get it done skillfully and proficiently.

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Although some lawyers are calling for a lower bar when it comes to awarding costs against the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) in disciplinary matters, the regulator’s public interest mandate should mean that it is ordered to pay costs only in extreme instances, Toronto litigator Sean Lawler tells Law Times.

As the article notes, one lawyer who acts for licensees facing disciplinary proceedings argues the bar for awarding costs against LSUC should come down, “in order to force the regulator to think harder about which cases it prosecutes.”

This article appeard on AdvocateDaily.com as well as in The Law Times.  To read the full article please lick here.

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2016-09-16

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